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12 Activities Inspired by Author Ellen Stoll Walsh

We’re excited that the  Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Author Ellen Stoll Walsh in January.  Our Virtual Book Club Participants have come up creative ideas for 3 of her books that will keep your kids active and having fun all month long.  Take a peek below at our 12 activities inspired by some very special mice that Ellen Stoll Walsh created. Click on the links to discover each activity and the directions to follow.

12 Activities for Books by Ellen Stoll Walsh by the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Mouse Activities Inspired by Author Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint Activities

Mouse Shapes Activities 

 Mouse Count Activities 

Which book are you going to read First?  

Mouse Paint

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.  This lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color is fun for all ages.  Plus Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and yet quite simple for all to enjoy.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint Activities

Our 12 Virtual Book Club Contributors have created quite a few playful and bright activities to go with books by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  Click on the images below to see how to create with your child or class.

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Color Book from Playdough to Playto

Color Book by Playdough to Playto

Color Mixing Game with Hearts by Toddler Approved

Surprise Color Mixing Heart Craft by Toddler Approved

Color Mixing with Paint inspired by Mouse Paint by 3 Dinosaurs

Color Mixing with Mouse Paint by 3 Dinosaurs

Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice–who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Shapes Activities

Name Activity with Shapes inspired by Mouse Shapes by Growing Book by Book

Mouse Shapes Learn to Spell Your Name by Growing Book by Book

Shape Collages Inspired by Mouse Shapes by Inspiration Laboratories

Shape Collages Inspired by Mouse Shape by Inspiration Laboratories

Mouse Shape Puppets by The Pleasantest Thing

Mouse Shape Puppets by The Pleasantest Thing

Shape Activity for Kids by Crystal and Co.

Shape Activities for Kids by Crystal and Co.

Mouse Count

Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing what’s next. 
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

 

Mouse Count Activities

Mouse Count Relay Race by Lalymom

Mouse Count Relay Game by Lalymom

Mouse Count Number Line and Counting by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Count Numbers and Number LInes by Rainy Day Mum

Mouse Count Sensory Bin by Still Playing School

Mouse Count Sensory Bin by Still Playing School

Mouse Count Activity with Lids by The Educators' Spin On It

Mouse Count Activity with Lids by The Educators’ Spin On It

Share your Ideas with the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Community

Come stop by and tell us what you did over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page OR here in the comments.  We’d love for you to share your photos too!

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

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Virtual Book Club for Kids features Ellen Stoll Walsh in January!

Each month Virtual Book Club for Kids selects a new author to feature. You can find the full list of featured authors for 2014-2015 on our recent Virtual Book Club for Kids Announcement post.

This January we are featuring the talented Ellen Stoll Walsh! 

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

 

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For Virtual Book Club for Kids we selected three of our favorite Ellen Stoll Walsh books to spotlight this month!

Our featured books for January include: Mouse CountMouse Paint and Mouse Shapes.

Have you read any of these books yet?

Mouse Count

Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing what’s next. 
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.  This lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color is fun for all ages.  Plus Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and yet quite simple for all to enjoy.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice–who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Have you decided which books(s) you’ll be reading in January?

If you are interested in joining Virtual Book Club for Kids this January, here’s what you need to do…

  1. Add the Virtual Book Club for Kids dates to your calendar and start reserving or finding your books!
  2. Pick at least one book to read with your child this month.
  3. Do a book inspired craft or activity after you read the book.
  4. Come stop by on the second Thursday of the month and tell us what you did here in the comments or over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page!

We hope many of you will join in with us!

For the full list of all of the featured authors and books make sure to consult our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015 announcement post. Feel free to join our Pinterest boards too and find loads of other children’s book inspired activities.

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

I am so excited that we are kicking off the month with Ellen Stoll Walsh! Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining in with us this month!

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Nick Sharratt Book Inspired Crafts & Activities {Blog Hop}

The following post is by Kristina of Toddler Approved. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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Nick Sharratt book club

This month we are spotlighting books by Nick Sharratt for Virtual Book Club for Kids!

Here are the posts that have been shared by our three Virtual Book Club for Kids organizers…

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen Homemade Lift the Flap Book via Toddler Approved

lift the flap book

Shark in the Park Telescope Craft via Rainy Day Mum

i-spy telescope craft

Come link up any Nick Sharratt book activity posts if you have any in the linky below!

There are a few rules for this blog hop that we ask you to follow, so make sure to read them:

  1. Link up only posts inspired by Nick Sharratt that share children’s book inspired crafts, activities, recipes, etc. Any other posts will be deleted.

  2. Visit other blog posts on the linky and comment on or share the ones you love!

Come Link Up!

You can also find loads of Virtual Book Club ideas organized by author and topic on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Pinterest Board that we just started and will continue to be adding to!

Come sign up for our Virtual Book Club Newsletter too and check out our new Virtual Book Club for Kids blog!

Virtual Book Club for Kids participating bloggers;

Donald Crews Virtual Book Club Blog Hop

This month we are spotlighting books by Donald Crews for our Virtual Book Club for Kids! This blog hop is hosted by Toddler ApprovedThe Educators’ Spin On It, and Rainy Day Mum along with many other bloggers

Donald Crews blog hop

To check out all of the ideas that are shared, scroll down and click on the linky below.

Here are three featured posts by your VBC hosts:

Toddler Approved is sharing an Alphabet Train Matching Activity inspired by Freight Train

alphabet train learning

Rainy Day Mum is sharing sink and float activities inspired by Harbor

exploring-floating-and-sinking (1)

The Educators’ Spin On It is sharing a name train craft and a snack inspired by Freight Train.

Name Train and Train Snack

Do you have a Donald Crews book-inspired activity you can share? If so, come link up!

Virtual Book Club for Kids button

There are a few rules for this blog hop that we ask you to follow, so make sure to read them: 

  1. Link up only posts inspired by Donald Crews that share children’s book inspired crafts, activities, recipes, etc. Any other posts will be deleted.
  2. Visit other blog posts on the linky and comment on or share the ones you love!
PS- If you missed any of our other Virtual Book Club linkies you can find them below:

 

June- Mo Willems

July- Don and Audrey Wood

August- Kevin Henkes

September- Lois Ehlert

October- Amy Krouse Rosenthal

November- Tomie dePaola

December- Jan Brett

January- David McPhail

February- Dr Seuss

March- Julia Donaldson

April- David Shannon

May- Leo Lionni

June- Gail Gibbons

July- Jez Alborough

 

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You can also find loads of Virtual Book Club ideas organized by author and topic on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Pinterest Board that we just started and will continue to be adding to!

Come sign up for our Virtual Book Club Newsletter too and check out our new Virtual Book Club for Kids blog!

Virtual Book Club for Kids participating bloggers:
Toddler ApprovedRainy Day MumAdventures in Reading with Kids3 DinosaursRoyal BalooThe Educators’ Spin On ItInspiration LaboratoriesPleasantest Thing Edventures with Kids Two Big Two Little Playing With Words 365Kitchen Counter ChroniclesOutlaw MomMommy and Me Book ClubCrafty Moms ShareNo Twiddle TwaddleThe Good Long Road Ready. Set. Read 2 MeReading Confetti Mama SmilesJuggling with KidsMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasCreekside LearningCreative Family FunThe Usual MayhemTeach PreschoolPlayDrMomCraftoArtHere Come the GirlsBeing a Conscious ParentSmiling like SunshineCrayon FrecklesTrain Up a ChildSmile Play LearnEnchanted Homeschooling MomCoffee Cups and CrayonsHaving Fun at Chelle’s HouseLove, Play, LearnJuggling With KidsMotherhood on a DimeGrowing Book By BookThis Reading MamaFantastic Fun and Learning

 

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