Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Birthday for Frances ~ Once Upon a Book


A Birthday For Frances by Russell Hoban


Summary: Sometimes it is hard when siblings have birthdays. Frances is a little envious of her sister Gloria and all her birthday attention. Mother and Father Badger are gentle and wise in their handling of their imaginative and precocious offspring.

Practicing Colors, Shapes, and Numbers:



Practicing colors and shapes can be so much fun with a birthday theme. One of the activities we did was roll and create a birthday hat. Using foam stickers and our photo-block dice, each child created a custom hat craft and practiced learning their shapes. You can find the complete birthday hat craft instructions on Spell Outloud.


Using the same photo-blocks but just changing the inserts, my girls played a cute feed-the-cat game. You can download the cat and cupcake printables under the Letter C.


We also printed some of the pages from the birthday pack from 2 Teaching Mommies. We worked on our colors by coloring the balloon coloring book.


We also practiced sequencing with a balloon sequencing printable from Homeschool Creations.

Birthday celebrations don’t have to be just once a year. Let your toddler have fun throwing a party for a stuffed animal, favorite doll, or even for himself. Check back next week for more birthday-themed ideas.

1 comment:

Cornerstone Confessions said...

Love this book. Cute activities too! Today I award you the Very Lovely and Inspiring Blog Award. Congrats!


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