Saturday, October 20, 2012

leaves and sticks

 New leaf....
 Old leaf...
 ...and a project.
A new friend put me onto a great book: Playful Learning: develop your child's sense of joy and wonder. Written by Maria Bruehl, it has the subtitle: Simple activities to promote reading, writing, math, science and social skills in children ages 4 to 6. Pretty longwinded title but a darn fine description of it's contents. This book is a gem. One for the bookshelf, it's a keeper.

To make the books:
You need blank paper, a hole punch, sticks, rubber bands. That's it!
You thread the rubber band around the stick and feed it through the hole and through the other hole and onto the stick on that side...hereby securing the pages. Uh huh. Brilliant. Easy and a satisfying quick project for the kids.
So great to have blank books ready to go for the kidlets.

Such a genius idea. I am only a few chapters into the Playful Learning book...can't wait to see what else will unfold in the next pages. Thanks Zanetta for the book recommendation!


  1. This sounds like lots of fun. I am picking new green leaves to press and then Mira and I can put them between 2 sheets of glass to make a decal of leaves.

  2. Sounds enticing... if you are "keeping' this book, would i be able to borrow it when you are done?
    Keep writing :)