5 Fun Ways to Bring Your Favourite Children’s Books to Life


5 Fun Ways to Bring Your Favourite Children s Books to Life | Mama Papa Bubba

It’s no secret that Miss G and I adore books.  We’ve got shelves and shelves of them and I have absolutely no guilt about adding a few favourites here and there.  I add them to Easter baskets, they’re part of our Christmas Eve tradition, and they’re a staple birthday gift in our house…  You just can’t have too many, in my opinion.  

Besides the fact that curling up with your little one to enjoy a stack of books is an absolutely lovely way to pass time, I love that books can inspire so much.  They’re great discussion starters, they’re a wonderful way to work through big emotions, they can spark beautiful art projects and meaningful imaginative play… The possibilities are truly endless {and I really do mean that}.  During my many years as a nanny, teacher, tutor, and {now} parent, book-based activities have become an absolute favourite of mine and I find that kids usually enjoy them just as much!  The best part is that I’ve found that there are a handful of fun activities that work with almost any children’s book, which makes things easy.

Here’s a sneak peek of my 5 favourite ways to bring children’s books to life…

5 Ways to Bring Children s Books to Life Collage | Mama Papa Bubba

Can you guess what they are?

To find out more, pop on over to CBC Parents and read our ‘5 Ways to Bring Children’s Books to Life’ post where I explain each activity in detail.

 Also, if you’re interested in other activities specific to particular books, here are some of our favourites…


colourful painted handprint keepsakes inspired by I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More


button sewing inspired by Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons


 chicka chicka boom boom magnetic sensory bin inspired by Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


colour mixing with gel baggies inspired by Little Blue and Little Yellow


magnetic polka dot sensory bag inspired by Press Here


dot art inspired by The Dot


bear hunt sensory tray inspired by We’re Going On a Bear Hunt


colour theory ornaments inspired by Mix It Up!


goodnight moon I spy bottle inspired by Goodnight Moon

And my ULTIMATE favourite…


beautiful oops painting inspired by Beautiful Oops


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