A few weeks ago at the library, at the last minute I grabbed a few books from the Halloween display. One of those books was Where is Baby's Pumpkin? by Karen Katz. I made a story box to go with this Lift-The-Flap Book, which is a Hide-and-Seek type of story of the baby going around the house looking for her pumpkin.
I made it almost completely with items bound for the recycle bin. Wild Thing helped me out with the finishing touches. He LOVES this story box and uses it to retell the story, which is great for early reading/literacy for toddlers and preschoolers.
In the book, Baby looks everywhere for her pumpkin before finding it outside.
She looks under some leaves and finds a black cat (I cut a cat out of a faux leather black fabric scrap). Behind a curtain, she finds a ghost (I made the ghost out of a lollipop with tissue and an old cloth for a cape to match the ghost in the book and used a fabric scrap for the curtain). Inside a closet, she finds some bats (Wild Thing helped to color a file folder to make the closet and put bat stickers inside the closet). Behind the bowls (made from egg cartons), she finds apples (Wild Thing colored the egg carton bowls and put some apple stickers inside the bowls), and under the bed (made from a soap box wrapped in fabric), she finds a hat (we made a hat from egg cartons too).
|Wild Thing playing with the ghost.|
|Wild Thing coloring the bowls.|
Oh - but just in case, here is the book!
|Shared here and was featured!!|
|Hush! Storytelling Board|
|Ten for Tuesday: Storytelling with Puppets|