I decided to make more than just a picture book. I figured why not make a reusable coloring ABC book. So that is what I did.
photo album (I got mine at the dollar store)
* I made these printables myself. Feel free to use them or just use them as a sample and make your own. I promise I won't be offended.
This is so simple to make. If you use the printables it will only take about 20 minutes - enough time to cut out the pictures and put them in the book.
Cut out the pictures.
Insert pictures into the photo album
Hand book and crayons (dryerase markers can also be used) to your child and let them color away.
I told you this would be an easy project. My son LOVES this book. We talk about the letters and their sounds as he colors. I am also hoping that he will learn some new vocabulary words - like octopus and quail.
I like that it is small enough to fit into the diaper bag. I plan on using when we are out on errands that require a lot of waiting (doctor visits, anything to a government office).
I hope you like this idea. It is a really inexpensive way to introduce the ABCs and have fun with your kids.
Let us know if you have any fun teaching ideas or projects for kids.
I am always on the hunt for new ideas!