This week I am going to share a wonderful children’s book called Madeline in London by Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline Visits London is a fun story takes on a trip to visit a friend in London. As with other Madeline tales, she has adventure and a little trouble while on her trip.
JDaniel was fascinated with the double decker buses more than anything in this story. He did like the horse that is given to Madeline’s friend as a gift. He gets into all kinds of trouble.
What did we do with this book?
We made a double decker bus out of a cracker box. I painted the box and cut out the windows. The box required a lot of coats of red spray paint to look red.
Once the paint was dry, I was able to cut out the windows and add a black outline to to the double decker box.
JDaniel was in charge of figuring out how to add wheels to the bus. His first idea was to use empty ribbon spools. While that was a great idea, we didn’t have enough spools available.
We then talked about what toys he had that had wheels. After discussing it for a few minutes, he remembered that the Bristle Blocks had wheels.
It took several attempts to find out how spread out the wheels that needed to be on flat rectangular Bristle Blocks. He was so excited when he found a way to make it work.
JDaniel decided the double decker bus needed an open level on top. He also decided that a rocket needed to ride there.
It was wonderful see him problem solve during this activity.
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What activities have you been doing to extend the themes of children’s books with your family?
Please link them below.