I went to a little one’s birthday party this weekend and I bought her a gift that I would want to do with my kids….a Pop Up Book gift set.
This one actually:
And then I went browsing around on the internet and there were instructions to making your own pop up books as well as alphabet pop up books, and I loved this one:
The template is here: http://www.fonts4teachers.com/Pop_up_Alphabet_p/new_pop-up_alphabet.htm
But, I thought that if I were to make it myself I would just print the block letters onto cardstock, cut them out, and glue them onto a thin rectangular slice of paper that was folded back and forth over and over again and glue the other end to a book page. Like this:
And then, OF COURSE you need to decorate it with apples, alligators and all the /a/ sound pictures 🙂
I am all about simplicity and I think your little ones will like it all the same. Just give him/her stickers, markers, and a whole lots of crafty stuff to decorate.
You could make a numbers pop up book, a shape pop up book, and more.
Here are some templates for ABC and 123 and change the print settings to “multiple pages per sheet” to save paper:
Alphabet Color Font PDF
Numbers Color Font PDF