Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book & Craft: Strawberries

We love combine a good picture book with a simple craft - in fact that is how the Kids Crafts on Red Ted Art first started out. Since then we are much more focussed on the crafting. But every so often I do like to "go back" to our roots and share  a book and story.

This is actually a little craft we probably did about 2 years ago! Red Ted would have been around 3yrs old and Pip Squeak just a year or so.

We read "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" - all about the little mouse trying to protect the big strawberry from the hungry bear (who actually never makes an appearance). You can read more about the book and a a little Toddler Bear Craft we made over on Red Ted Art! But you probably know the story already anyway. I digress.

Apart from the Toddler Bear Craft, we also made a little strawberry craft - super tactile and simple. And the kids just loved getting stuck in:
We read the story. Then I cut out some strawberry shapes and got out some pumpkin seeds left over from our Halloween Pumpkin Carving session.
Pip Squeak LOVED playing with the seeds, whilst her brother got sticking.
Our finished and drying strawberries.

They will now make great cards to send Granny and Grandpa through the post!

I think these make a great class room activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

Maggy Woodley writes at Red Ted Art, Life at The Zoo and Theatre Books and Movies! And has her first craft book coming out at the end of March. Check out her affiliate store for Red Ted Art, The Book.


  1. Maggy, those strawberries are super cute! What a fun idea.

  2. Thank you! And they really take me back as my kids still so little!!


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