Creating a craft is a fun way to extend the experience of reading a great book, and that is exactly what this city craft is. This weekend, I was at Costco, and I found this book, City Block and I fell in love. Not only does this book embrace all the wonderful things found in a city it also seamlessly weaves a tapestry of diversity found in cities on to every page. There are all different people, places, foods but nothing is represented as exotic or different everything is just part of the city. The book is a board book but even my almost ten year old sat down and enjoyed it with me. This is a great book for older siblings to read to younger ones so that they can experience it without any resistance about it being a book for little kids.
After reading it, I knew I need to create a fun craft to match this awesome book.
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Gather your materials. You will need some yellow and black sticky back foam, scissors, and a marker.
Cut small yellow squares and rectangles ( or any shape your little one can manage).
While your little one is cutting collaborate on how the skyline should look and draw it on the white paper backing of the sticky back black foam. This doesn’t have to be perfect; no one will see the drawing.
Add the yellow squares and rectangles as the lights in the windows. Peeling the teeny tiny backing off the foam is absolutely rad for fine motor development.
City Block is a fantastic board book that follows two children and their grandpa as they spend a day in the city. They explore all the fun options that are available in the city from ways to get around the city, what to do in the city and our favorite what to eat in the city! Like I said above, the diversity in this book is fabulous because there is no mention of it. It’s wonderful because it embodies the diversity found and celebrated in so many big cities. I think this is one of my favorite board books in my collection!
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