The book for the month of April in the #monthlycraftingbookclub is Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz . This book was a family favourite growing up. I read it whenever I have to entertain groups of kids and it is always received favourably.
Instead of a craft this month I chose to do an activity with my kids and get SUPER messy! But have a blast at the same time. Making a sensory bin of “mud” is great fun, they can play with the pigs in it, try out squishing the pudding in their hands, and have a snack!
- Pigs (I went through toys and borrowed all the pigs I found).
- A “soap” representative (I used duplo and wrote SOAP on it).
- Chocolate instant pudding
- Whisk, Bowl, measuring cup, shallow dish (or two if you have two kids that need their own dish)
- My 3-year-old daughter, Bee, helped me make the pudding. Her daddy had just had dental surgery and she was an expert at making pudding and jello for him to eat by now. Pour in the cow milk, whisk in the chocolate powder and keep whisking until they are too tired and you get to take over.
- I had her go play while it set and I tracked down all the pigs in her toys.
- After the pudding had set, I got a small container for the toddler to play in and a bigger one for her then set up the pudding mud with a few pigs and the soap for them to test out.
- I put smocks on them because I KNEW it would get messy and let them go to town. As they played I read the book out loud to them and they acted it out with the pigs (or well the older one did, my 15-month-old son just used the pig as a spoon to scoop pudding into his mouth).
They laughed, ate and enjoyed themselves. Then bath time for my sticky piggies. Needless to say neither really ate dinner that night. Whatever we had fun!!What you need is lots of soap, but the piggy answered squishy squashy nope! Click To Tweet
What was your favourite childhood book to read growing up?
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