Today’s first lot of free activities from children’s book authors and illustrators come from the fantastically talented Viviane Schwarz, author of There are Cats in this Book, one of J’s all time favourite books.
Viv has an enthusiastic tutorial for making a sock monkey – with tips on how to make the process especially child-friendly. Viv’s book Timothy and the Strong Pyjamas, and her upcoming graphic novel both include sock monkeys!
If you’ve a colour printer Viv has created a fab sheet of cats to cut out and hide in books – they’re eager to get up to adventures with you so what are you waiting for?
Several of Viviane’s books have been published by Walker Books, and the Walker Books website has a wealth of activity sheets from other authors and illustrators on their books. Some of my favourite include:
But there are many, many more over at Walker Books so do go over and find some that are just right for you and your kids.
If you’ve downloaded and used any of the activity sheets I’ve linked to so far this summer do let me know what you and your kids thought of them!