Quiet Books are perfect for every kid and lots of different situations:
- Kids who don’t nap and just take quiet time in their room
- Long car rids
- Waiting room and waiting for food at restaurants
- While mom is making dinner
- and More!
DIY Quiet Book Instructions:
Fold 5 (or so) sheets of paper in half, punch 2 holes on the edge and thread with string, ribbon or yarn (or just staple the folded edge). You can save the front for them to decorate on their own or it’s the perfect place for their name and a handprint or footprint heart.
We usually make 2 books, one big and one mini. The mini one stays 100% blank for them to do whatever they want to with. Here’s how to fold a mini book. Sometimes the mini book doesn’t even get colored and instead is given to her favorite doll.
I like to create activities on the inside of the big book, here are our 5 favorites:
- Free for all Sticker Page – buy a bunch of cheap stickers and just let them go to town.
- Fine Motor Sticker Page – mom fills the page with dots ahead of time and they have to cover up all the dots with stickers.
- Draw Yourself – I usually start them out with an oval and they have to draw the rest of their face. If you have a printed out picture of them you can tape it to the opposite side or a mirror works too so they can see what they look like to draw.
- Connect the Dots – I usually just make a line of dots on either side of the paper and they get to work on long straight lines but you can also create simple dot-to-do shapes, etc.
- Free for all Drawing Page – Kids needs free pages in order to get their imagination going, learn independence and be confident in who they are. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend 10 Ways to Raise a Confident Child.
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