Friday, April 8, 2011

April 2011 Reading and Craft Ideas

April books suggestions:

Happy Easter, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond, published by Harper Collins. From the author of the famous If You Give a Mouse a Cookie comes this delightful Easter book. I bought it as a board book to give to my 9 month old grandson. It is a charming story that teaches color names.
The Night Before Easter, by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Kathy Couri, published by Grosset and Dunlap. Following the format of the famous "Twas the Night Before Christmas", this adorable book takes you along with the Easter Bunny as he visits and leaves lovely gifts to a boy and girl. This is the book I am giving to my 3 year old granddaughter.

Cupcake Paper Flowers:

You will need: construction paper, glue, colorful muffin/cupcake papers, colored buttons

Out of green construction paper, cut some stems and leaves. Glue them to blue construction paper. Cut a sun shape out of yellow and add to the blue background. Choose some colorful paper liners and glue them to the top of the stems. Add a colorful button to the center of each "flower." You can add a sentiment if you decide to give your scene as a gift or a card.

Another wonderful craft to make adorable sock bunnies is available at this link

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