This is the last part of our no sew counting and numbers quiet book!
Catch up here:
- Cover of the quiet book, Page 1 – Ladybug and Page 2 – Threading Hoops – Tons of construction tips too!
- Page 3 – Apples and Page 4 – Flowers in a Vase
- Page 5 – Little Ducks and Page 6 – Ice Cream
- Page 7 – Little Pigs and Page 8 – Threading Stars
- Page 9 – Buttons and Page 10 – Carrots
For each and every page of this counting and number quiet book I have made the pages interactive as I find my kids love to touch, feel and move things.
Page 9 – Buttons
These large buttons are always a hit when I bring them out in various activities and I thought they would make a great addition to our counting quiet book! PLUS they are a few shapes we can talk about too.
I also like to play a little color game with these. Can you find the yellow button? Can you find the two purple buttons?
They also fit nicely on the black dots for counting to nine!
I used half velcro dots to secure these to the page. Once again I used the method of pressing the velcro dots together then hot gluing them to the item and the page. This allows me to get a good placing for my buttons. Please see the tips on page 1 for velcro and using hot glue.
Page 10 – Carrots
Bunnies are always such cute little things to include in quiet books! page 10 is basically a large carrot patch.
Count the carrots by moving them from their patch to the black dots.
Counting to 10 as they are harvested!
On the way back the bunny ate the carrots. Thats one very full bunny!
Quiet books serve dual functions. They help us keep the kids occupied but also with their help we can teach counting for instance but the most valuable skill I think is imagination.
Making the carrots is rather easy. I cut long triangles and hot glued 2 strips of green felt for the leaves. I have also used green yarn on other carrot type activities. Attach half a velcro dot with hot glue to secure to the page.
The bunny is also a free hand cut out of various shapes put together.
Our book is finally complete! Now for the last bit. Add your velcro dot to close the book!
I once again use the method of pressing the velcro dot together before gluing it to the page.
Then add the glue to the dot and press it to the cover to secure the quiet book closed. Leave the hot glue to dry before opening it.
The final step is to go through all the activities yourself to make sure the velcro is secure to the pages and will easily come off for little hands. Use a scissors to cut off extra hot glue that might be in the way.