Posts Tagged ‘Children Books’

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

If you have never read Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina, I suggest you do.  It’s a very cute book for children.

At first, Arjun was reluctant to act as the peddler in the book.  So, I had to recruit Kabir.  His enthusiasm inspired Arjun and they together enjoyed acting out peddler and monkey from this book.

Both of them enjoyed playing the game “Monkey see, Monkey do”.  Also, we did a little math and art and craft projects to go along with this book.

The Story about Ping

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Arjun and I enjoyed reading “The Story about Ping”.  I think, Arjun’s favorite part of the story was the word “Spank” as he enjoyed spanking me on my back as a joke each time the word was read.

As far as activities are concerned, I downloaded and we worked with preschool printable pack for “The Story about Ping”.

We ate rice cakes.  Basically, I mixed sugar with brown rice and made rice ball.  It worked as rice cake for us.


We made duck shaped Jello and kids loved it.


We went to Ballard park and fed bread to the ducks.


We did the “float or sink” experiment.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

After reading Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, we watched the movie.  We watched Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 because I couldn’t find part I.  Kids didn’t mind it at all because some movie is better than none!

Also, we ate pancakes.  One afternoon kids made boats with their bread, almond butter and jam.  They used blueberries to represent the sea.  Of course, both of them really enjoyed their lunch!

Then we made a few raindrops with all the food that Arjun will like to fall from the sky.  He loved doing this.


Also, Arjun did some coloring.



Jump, Frog, Jump

Monday, July 14th, 2014

When we read Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan, we did most of the activities listed in the following websites:

Here are few photos of our activities:




Friday, May 16th, 2014

This week, Arjun and I read “Fortunately” by Remy Charlip. I just love this book! What a wonderful way to demonstrate that good luck and bad luck is like a cycle following each other and positive attitude is all we need. I don’t think Arjun will understand the gravity of the moral from this book but he enjoyed it immensely. He created his own version of this book.

Kabir and Arjun created their own parachute. It was Arjun’s idea to use coffee filter to make the parachute.

Towards the end of the week, Arjun could recall the sequence of events in this book accurately.