When I read that The Educators’ Spin On It were hosting a Love Books Summer Exchange I knew I had to sign-up! My 5 yr. old loves books, and of course, he loves activities as well!
We were paired up with Kathy from Kathys Cluttered Mind
, and we received her love books exchange just a few days before we were going on a summer road trip to the beach
. In our package we received the book Look Left,Look Right, Look Left Again
Board book by Ginger Pate. The book is about a little duck that needs to mail out a card, but he has to go through some very busy roads, and he has to look left, look right, and look left again.
The package came in at a perfect timing! We read the book together before the trip, but I didn’t show him the activities until the day of the trip itself. I used the contents of the package including the book to make a road trip busy box
The packet also included 2 small pieces of chalk, a red card stock paper in an octagon shape, a yellow card stock paper with three circles, and three pieces of paper in red, yellow, and green. The packet also had craft sticks, and a small duck themed “thank you” card.
The instructions that Kathy included in the packet was for little one to cut out the shapes to make a traffic light, and chalk so he can write the word “Stop” on the red paper, and to cut it out to make a stop sign.
Halfway during our road trip I gave little one his road trip busy box with the love books exchange contents in it. He spent a good while reading his book over again, cutting the shapes, and then playing with the tiny cars, and ducks I included in his busy box.
My son had so much fun making the activity! However, the card we have yet to mail out.
I love how hands-on this activity was, and I love, love the book! I have been struggling with my child about learning his right side, and left side; and to look left, look right, and look left again when crossing a street! This book has helped him tremendously.