Here we go. It is time for the September edition of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. This month the featured author is Lois Ehlert. I simply adore Ehlert’s books. Their plain text and colourful artwork captivate children. One of my favourite Ehlert book is “Leaf Man” and I included it in a post I wrote about the best fall themed books for kids. However, for the book club this month I really wanted to try something different…we landed on “Growing Vegetable Soup“. I love the idea of planting a garden in the spring with the intention of eating the food together in the fall. This is a wonderful way to approach garden planning.
Next, we made a batch of salt dough, following the recipe found on The Imagination Tree. I divided the dough into small balls and the girls got creating.
They each checked of the vegetables they made. We placed the vegetables on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, making sure to label each vegetable directly on the parchment paper, with a pencil. There is nothing worse than mixing up tomatoes and peas!
When the paint was dry, it was time to play. The girls really enjoyed making their own vegetables. Not only could the veggies be used for making “soup” they can also be used in playing grocery store, kitchen, an outdoor picnic with dolls, the possibilities are endless.
We had a wonderful time letting our imaginations run wild in the books of Lois Ehlert. Be sure to stop by all the other blogs who are participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids.