I was trying to make this for Carter for Christmas. But it wasn't quite done then so I made it for his (January) birthday instead. Even still I didn't have one of the pages done (or started even) so I just left it out and called it done! =)
I'm not sure I'd seen these books until Pinterest. I got a lot/all of these great ideas from there. And while I say this book was for Carter, it's actually for all of the kids, with specific pages in mind for specific children. (Carter's learning shapes and counting, Eli is into weaving, and Hannah is into braiding). I wanted each page to PLAYable, not just lookable. So here it is:
I struggled to come up with a title for it! I didn't want to call it Quiet Time Book because then it sounds like it's a book about Time. =) So I went with this...
Counting/patterns and shape matching
buttons--mixing the colors around on the flower tops. they can store in the flower pot
Mr. (and Mrs.) Potato Head page. All sorts of different pieces, but here are a couple varieties.
Weaving and braiding pages
And Eli was just being silly with this one:
Before this project, I didn't really know you could sew felt, I didn't know how to make button holes on my sewing machine, and I didn't know how to install eyelets. Now I do. It was all pretty easy, just time consuming. Fun overall though, and I hope it's something quiet the kids can all enjoy!