Froggy Goes to School Book Activities

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My bloggy pal Hilary over at Raising Fairies and Knights started a fun new Monthly Crafting Book Club this year - a challenge to create activities to go along with some of the most beloved children's books.

We're halfway through the year and so far, have really had some great fun:

January Animal Action Dice Game for the book Barnyard Dance.
February Cause & Effect Box for If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
Marchan alphabetical scavenger hunt for Dr. Seuss's ABC.
April handwashing fun to go along with The Piggy in the Puddle.
May 5 Little Monkeys Fold 'Em Up for Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
June pinecone princess & Cozy Sweater Warrior Paper Dolls for The Princess and the Pony.
July - lantern craft for Curious George Goes Camping.

Now it's August, and we all chose a different back-to-school themed book to focus on.

I have quite the stack of great school-themed titles from my classroom, so I pulled them all out and had Gv choose her favorite.

She immediately reached for Froggy Goes to School - that silly frog never fails to get her giggling, so I had already suspected it would be a major contender.

We started reading the book, but after just a few pages, Gv ran off to grab this one to add to our pile:

Froggy's first-day-of-school dream had reminded Gv of all his crazy clothing antics in Froggy Gets Dressed, so we went ahead and worked in a little activity to go along with that title, too.

For the book Froggy Goes to School, we decided to make a cute little backpack for Gv's stuffed frog and then fill it full with school supplies.

I printed out this freebie onto cardstock, then Gv drew her design and cut out all the pieces.  She and I worked together to glue all the pieces on.

(The mini-backpack, while the perfect size for our frog, did not fit the paper bags we had.  We just glued this smaller backpack together on itself for her frog to wear and then made the larger-sized backpack to go with our paper bag.  One of Gv's babies got to wear that one.) 

Finally, Gv went on a school-supply scavenger hunt around the house to find things to fill this backpack with.

After all that crafty fun, we turned to our second Froggy book.  I read it to Gv and then asked her to go find all the clothing items he wore during the story.

Then, she grabbed a little friend and dressed her all up - remembering to put on the underwear first! {wink}

Gv had so much fun with this, she repeated the activity three times throughout the day!

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