Bee Crafty Kids #1 ~ Shoe Print Penguins

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Our Poppins Book Nook book this month is Penguin by Polly Dunbar and I decided that our first Bee Crafty Kids post was going to follow the same theme.

The kids absolutely loved this craft and as an added bonus, it was a lovely winter’s day outside, so we headed out there and got crafting!

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What you need:
White cardboard (1 per child)
Black paper
Yellow board
White paper
Eyes (2 per penguin)
1 shoe per child


  • Trace the shoe of the child onto the black paper, cut it out

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  • Paste the cut out footprint, toes down, on the white cardboard

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  • Cut an oval out of the white paper and paste in the centre of the footprint. This is make the body of the penguin, face and belly.
  • Cut feet and beak out of the yellow board, paste in the appropriate places
  • Paste on the eyes

Even Noo joined in on the fun 🙂


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I’m a planner, or I try to be at least, and in saying so, I like to have lists and check lists for just about everything. With 3 children, I need to plan, or I’ll never get to everything. I think that’s probably why I love the workboxes so much.

I, once again, downloaded some lovely organisational lists and Tot School Assesment’s from Carissa’s 1+1+1=1 Tot School site.

Noo is almost finished with his Teach You Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and we will then start on his curriculum readers. I’m hoping we will get through one a week at least. I also downloaded some new readers from Hubbard’s Cupboard for Noo’s free reading time. I’m going to bind these into a nice book for him. I want to nurture Noo’s love for reading.

PhotobucketI’ve been very busy the last few days creating new types of learning tools for Noo. I came across the “Word Wich” and modified it a tiny bit into a downloadable file available here. I downloaded the template from abcteach.

Because Teach You Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons hasn’t touched on the use of capital letters yet, I’ve decided to create a game using lower case and capital letters. I downloaded a set of each from Kizclub. I’ve cut the lower case letters out and he needs to put the letters on the correct capital letter. This will help him learn the names of the capital letters a fun way. I’ll make a most of this activity as soon as we use it.

PhotobucketI’m in the process of finalising our craft box, so I put a list together and I’m happy to announce that I have 90 % of the supplies that we need. I’ll be going shopping for the balance of the craft supplies we need tomorrow.

Click on the image to download our Craft Box Check List.

The craft box list was typed out on paper from Graphic Garden

And somewhere between this, I’m arranging our wedding, which is going to be in just 15 days time. I’m finally going to marry the man of my dreams.