datestampMonday, January 12, 2009

Hybrid Kid ~ ABC Book

You may have noticed from the little blinkie at the top right of my blog that I am on the The Hybrid Kid team for 2009. I am so excited to have the opportunity to create these part-digital projects for and with the children. Our first project is this ABC Book that the kids can practice their capital and lower case letters, as well as several sight words and blank pages for their name, etc. All this project required was to download, print on cardstock and cut the pages...then slip them into name badge holders and clip together with binder rings. Super cute, functional and educational ~ what more can a mom ask for?
A few tips should you decide to create this project:

*You may need to resize the cards depending on the size of badge holders you purchased.

*You can use wipe-off crayons or dry-erase markers (find the washable kind, trust me...regular dry-erase markers stain worse then sharpies!)
*With every fiber of my being, I so wanted to tie on a gazillion color coordinating ribbons...I got my stash out with the intent...but Spanky knew what I was about to do and he knew this book was for him, so he voiced his opinion. "Mom, please don't put ribbons on my book, I'm a boy." So I resisted the urge to frou-frou it up and listened to his royal cuteness. Might sound simple, but it's not always so easy to do with kids, at least for me. I frequently have to hold back from trying to make it 'perfect.'
*I love the idea Mel has up on the blog about giving the child a glove to wipe the crayon/marker-off, but I didn't have one on hand, so I made the green circle eraser from some felt and a little ball chain.
*I plan to make more of these for my daycare sweeties and I will be laminating them this time. I will also only start out with the letters we are learning and then add as we learn more. The sight words will be their own book.

This project has really got me inspired! Stay tuned to see what else I am making with the badge holders and bookmark The Hybrid Kid, because I have a feeling this is going to be one amazing year of crafty goodness with the little ones!

3 comments:

Shauna- said...

WOW! You are so Awesome. Can you be my mother too, I want one!


Love you,

ME

Mel said...

I LOVE the idea of the felt eraser attached!! Yeah! I am so glad you are on the team!

Marily said...

That is so awesome. Thanks for the cool website. I feel inspired.

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