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Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Here are two books that are challenging to make and will encourage children to be "authors and illustrators.

Taco and Burrito Book
Materials: construction paper, white copy, scissors, glue stick

Directions: Fold one sheet of paper in half. (That's your taco.) Cut off the creased edge about 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom of the fold.

Now, take 2-5 additional sheets of paper (you can vary this for the number of pages you want in your book). Fold them in half. Cut down 1 1/2” from the top and bottom of the crease.


Roll up lengthwise like a burrito and insert in the hole you cut out of the taco. Unroll, fold in half, and you’ll have a book.


Finally, take a sheet of construction paper and fold it in half. Glue all over the inside of the construction paper and then insert your book and rub.


Use this book for:
edited stories
note taking
science or social studies reports

Backpack Book
Punch holes in the top of a lunch bag (which is actually the bottom of the bag). You will need to do this for the children. Put a pipe cleaner through the holes and twist to make a handle.
Lift up the flap and tuck the bottom of the bag under it.

Use for: phonics
word families
facts about a concept/notes
book report
take home finger plays and nursery rhymes
reader’s tool kit