Listen to a story told by one of the outreach storytellers, Dawn Buttery, hear a song, work on a coloring page and build a house!
Build a House
- Paper lunch sack or a sack slightly bigger
- markers or crayons
- glue stick or tape
- Construction paper scraps for making windows, doors etc.
- Scrap paper to loosely stuff the sack
- Open the sack and help the child stuff scrap paper inside. Your help will prevent the sack from tearing.
- Fold over the top of the sack and staple or tape it to form a roof.
- Color a roof from construction paper and attach it to the top.
- Let your child embellish the outside of the house with paper and markers.
Songs & Coloring
You are your child’s first teacher and you know them the best. You can play these games at home to build memory and counting skills.
- On a piece of paper draw a door and a window. Write the word door or window by each picture. Walk with your child through your home to count doors and then windows.
- Gather 4 tools from a toolbox and talk with your child about the name and purpose of each tool. Lay the tools out and cover them with a towel. Secretly, pick a tool up with the towel and ask your child, “What is missing?” Continue the game as long as your child has an interest.
Check out these other books about homes.