I'm excited to share today's post with you today. I love reading and want to instill that in my kids, so today I am sharing a favorite Children's book of ours for our littles and a craft to go along with it. AND my little post is just part of 50+!!! posts on the same thing. Lots of lots of great books and crafts are being shared this week. I gotta say, I'm so happy that I was invited and signed up to be part of this big round up months ago, With everything being "out of whack" in my life recently, this has been great to still do with my kids. Read It, Make it Book + Craft over at Emma Owls here.
AND it's perfect timing, with the summer months coming up! These will be great little afternoon time filling helpers!
But today, I chose a "classic" Goodnight Moon. It's one of those books that you read to your kids when they are really young, but that my 16 year old can still remember the words to! I love that! I love this book! It's so simple and yet the kids just love it!
And for the craft, I thought, what better than to make a fun little moon themed night light that the kids can take to bed after reading the book before bed?!
So here you go!
An Easy Peasy and Child Made DIY Moon Nightlight
Little glass jar with lid ( Lots of choices here...I used an old jam jar I had kept on hand.)
Blue and yellow (and optional purple) tissue paper
Modge Podge or watered down Elmers glue
Battery powered tealight candle or glowsticks
Easy Peasy Instructions:
Easy Peasy Instructions:
1. Cut your blue tissue paper into 3/4-1 inch sized squares. (I like having two shades of blue for this.)
4. Apply the tissue paper squares onto the jar and smooth out. Then add one more layer over the top of all of them.
6. Add your candle/glowstick inside the jar and close.
(Optional, you can decorate the lid as well if you want. It threw a ribbon around the top as well. My kids loved how the color changed with different colored glowsticks in the jar.)
That's it! Perfect for the little ones to set besides their bed as you say goodnight to them!
Want to know some more of our favorite children's books?
The Big Hungry Bear
Going on a Bear Hunt
All of the "Bear Wants More" books
Skippy John Jones
The Duckling Gets a Cookie
Amelia Bedelia Books
All of Laura Numeroff's "If you give a...(Moose a muffin, Mouse a Cookie..." books
Another favorite children's book, that ALL of my five kiddos has loved is the book "Why Can't I Fly?" by Rita Golden Gelman and Jack Kent. (Seen here in Goodreads) It's not always easy to read and is an old book, but they just laugh and giggle in it. In fact, I recently took it to storytime to share in our little preschool that my daughter attends and LOVED all the laughs and giggles I heard from all the kids. Jack Kent is a favorite children's author of mine from my own childhood. We also love Socks for Supper and other books of his.
I could go on and on. I'll just have to try and post more of our fun with our books!