Patterns and Symmetry

A fun and engaging activity highlighting Patterns and Symmetry in Books, with Llama Llama Red Pajama. Perfect for basic foundations in math & reading.



Sailboat Tangrams

Take a ride on the open sea with these eight Sailboat Tangram Designs (or make you’re own!) inspired by the children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are”.



Story Telling Beads

Explore a fun story telling method with Story Telling Beads – practice colors, memorization, and reading. Accompany it with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear.



Mandala Coloring Pages

Print out these beautiful designs and get your coloring on. Relaxation guaranteed – channel your inner Zen master with these simple mandala coloring pages.



Pattern Play and Number Cards

Pattern Play & Number Cards, 2 math activities to reinforce counting skills & visual discrimination, plus a literary component with the book Ten Black Dots.



Pool Noodle Jellyfish

Turn an inexpensive pool noodle into this Pool Noodle Jellyfish. Swimming around in it’s cuteness, just waiting for you to make one, or a swarm of them!



Invitation To Create: Craft Stick Mandalas

LET THEM BUILD – Craft Stick Mandalas – a fun & colorful way to create with everyday materials -materials you already have in your craft closet!



DIY Stamps – Swimmy

You don’t have to have a creative bone in your body. These “so very simple” DIY Stamps use little materials and the result is magnificently beautiful!



Ultimate Summer Camp

Here’s your Ultimate Summer Camp – an amazing resource for you to run your own camp – right in your own backyard!!  Hours and hours of fun and learning!



DIY Mixed Up Beads

DIY Mixed Up Beads – a fab project to go along with A Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle! Grab some paint & wooden beads and create these beautiful beads.



Boho Flower Headband

Boho Flower Headband – channel your inner hippie chick! Part of 14 easy children’s crafts made with everyday materials – a Kids Craft 101 Series.



Moosetache Activity

Henry Cole is a Virginia artist, who illustrated Moosetache, one of our ALL TIME FAVORITE books. Ready for some hilarity?! Try this Moosetache Activity!



DIY Pretend Play Cookies

Make some yummy pretend play cookies with this simple DIY project and accompany it with the VBC for kids book of the month, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.



Invitation To Create

Pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, & foam sheets – here’s a simple way to build creativity and critical thinking skills with this Invitation To Create.



My Important Book

Inspired by The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown, kids can make a keepsake gift to write about who is important to them and why, with this printable.



diy: Paint Chip Bookmarks

Paint Chip Bookmarks – a simple & inexpensive way (it’ll only cost ya about 28¢) to create a pretty little bookmark! Bookmarks for everyone – let’s READ!!



Cat In The Hat Bracelet

A Cat In The Hat Bracelet – with it’s quirkiness, it is a fun little wearable craft to accompany the book! Let’s read & craft today, with VBC for kids!



diy: Eraser Valentines

With unique designs, these ‘free printable’ DIY Eraser Valentines are the perfect way for your kids to celebrate with their classmates! | @mamamissblog #valentinesday #freeprintable



Happy Handmade Book Launch

Happy Handmade – 115 pages of fun projects to make with, and for children. Includes Paper & Cardboard Crafts, Felt & Sewing Projects, and Handmade Toys!



Triangle Tessellation Puzzle

Inspired by the book Mouse Shapes – here is a free printable extension activity. Create a Triangle Tessellation Puzzle for an early geometry lesson.



kid-made diy: Nutcracker Ballet

Celebrate the season with this SUPER SIMPLE Nutcracker Ballet & Ballerina kid-made craft and free printables!



8 Personalized Last Minute Kid-Made Ornaments

Fancy up those family gifts with last minute kid-made ornaments containing heartfelt kid-made memories. Beautiful wrapped as a gift, or tied atop a gift!



week two: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

This last week we’ve had all these amazing kid-made Christmas ornaments – 36 ornaments all inspired by 36 children’s books – come check it all out!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Melted Bead Ornament

It’s the last day of 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – today we are making a Melted Bead Ornament to go along with the children’s book “Santa’s New Jet”.



week one: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

This past week we’ve had all these amazing kid-made Christmas ornaments – 36 ornaments all inspired by 36 children’s books – come check it all out!



10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – Elmer Ornament

This Elmer Ornament is a perfect COLORFUL addition to your tree. Part of 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas – 70+ ornaments inspired by children’s books!



coming soon: 10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

It’s a Kid-Made Christmas! All inspired by books – each participant will create an ornament with their kiddos & provide us a tutorial to make one too!!



screen-free activities: Magic Expanding Paint

Magic Expanding Paint! It’s paint that expands MAGICALLY! Who doesn’t love that?! Come see what all the fun’s about & how you can make it too!



Inspired by Eric Litwin – Button Counting, Graphing, and Sorting

Inspired by Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (for Virtual Book Club for Kids) – Button Counting, Graphing, and Sorting with FREE PRINTABLE!



Science, Art, and Math – learning with candy

What to do with all that Halloween candy?! Science, Art, and Math, that’s what! Here are some quick & easy, science, art & math for learning with candy!