"Hello. I eat dust."
Forcing children to dust the baseboards is a time-honored tradition spanning generations in my family. In the hopes of raising it out of drudgery, we created sock puppet dusters this afternoon. I'm afraid E found making the puppet a lot more interesting than using the puppet, but regardless the base boards are now dust-free.
What you'll need:
- an old sock
- two buttons
- thread, needle, scissors
1. Mold the sock around your child's hand to form the puppet. Remove while keeping that shape and sew a few stitches on the sides to help secure it.
2. If she/he is old enough, teach your child to sew on the buttons for eyes.
3. Wrap the yarn around your child's hand several times.
4. Tie off in the middle and snip the ends to create the hair. Sew the mop onto the top of the puppet.
5. Feed that puppet dust... lots and lots of dust!
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
I rarely recommend books I myself have not read, but I just couldn't resist this one. The illustrations look so cute and the story sounds perfect for toddlers, but Daggonit! I can't get my hands on a copy. It's not at the library or any of our local Barnes & Nobles, but it got rave reviews by parents on Amazon.
Three little dust bunnies love to rhyme, but the fourth dust bunny just doesn't seem to get it. When the first three list off rhyming words (far! jar! tar!) the fourth yells "look"! This continues throughout the book until the appearance of a vacuum cleaner and broom reveal what the fourth was carrying on about. The bright illustrations are sure to appeal to little ones while the text teaches simple rhymes. If you see this title around town, take a peek and let me know if it's as good as it looks!
I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures