Small Strokes

Springtime Books & Activity Pairings (with free printables)

Extending the reading experience creates connection and helps kids associate books with FUN! Full explanation of activities can be seen on Studio 5 here.

Printables are free for personal use. Click on the book title for a shopping link. 

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Activity: Hike + Things to SPY on your hike scavenger hunt
(available to download free on Studio 5's website)

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Activity: Yoga poses from book + use your breath to blow balloons across the floor
 

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Snacktivity: Rice crispy treat nests with candy eggs

My favorite recipe:
4 TBS butter
1 Tsp Vanilla
5 Cups of crispy rice cereal
1 bag of mini marshmallows

Melt butter in a large pan. Add marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until just melted. Add cereal. Mix well. Cool slightly. Press mix into cupcake pan to form nests. Add 3 candy eggs (we like jelly beans or Cadbury mini eggs) in the center. 

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Activity: Hat parade
Print and cut out the hats. Staple the strips to form a band that fits around your head. Decorate the blank hat any way you like (add feathers, rhinestones, color, etc.). Choose which hat you and your stuffed animals would like to wear. For multiple kids: each choose a hat, turn on some music, and have a parade!

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Activity: Worms
What you need:
pipe cleaners
o-shaped cereal (we used Cheerios)

Thread cereal onto pipe cleaners until they resemble worms. Curl both ends of the pipe cleaners so the cereal stays on. Bend to shape them likes worms. Great for fine motor skills development. 

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Activity: Rainbow Sort
Print Rainbow download. Sort small objects (buttons, LEGO, colorful cereal, etc.) by color by placing them on the matching rainbow lines.

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