We made a Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Craft to go along with the book. My kiddos have been having so much fun delivering trees. Make it too!
December is my favorite month of the year. I love the decorations and the activities. I love the hot cocoa and lights. It’s so cheery.
We started our advent activities yesterday. I made some cards, printed them out, laminated them and cut them to size. We are drawing one card a day and doing that activity. If you’d like a set, you can get them as a thank you for signing up for my newsletter: FREE Christmas Advent Activity Cards.
One of the activities is to read Christmas books. So, today we’re reading Little Blue Truck’s Christmas (aff).
I love that the book has counting in it. I can teach my son to count and how to do some subtraction. It’s an easy read. So, my son can retell the story to me too! By kindergarten, children will be asked to retell the main points of a story.
If you haven’t noticed yet (tehe), my friend Beth (from Days with Grey) and I have been teaming up each month to provide a book and a craft/activity that you can do with your kiddos to help prepare them for story retelling.
They absolutely don’t have to master the skill now. But, introducing them to the idea is a great way for them to have a great kindergarten year.
But, back to Little Blue Truck’s Christmas. If your kiddos love trucks, farm animals and lights, they’re going to love this book. The very last tree lights up. My kiddos just love it (so much so they kept turning to that page)!
I thought counting trees and a cardboard truck craft would go along with the book. We set out our toy farm animals and delivered a tree to each animal while I read the book to them. I hope you enjoy doing the craft too!
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Craft – Materials
- empty cracker box
- blue foam sheet or blue paper
- wiggly eyes
- green paper
- white colored pencil
- farm animals (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Craft – Directions
Step One. Cut the bottom off of your cracker box and tape strips of blue foam/paper to it. Then, stick wiggly eyes on the front. This will be Little Blue.
Step Two. Next, draw the different-sized Christmas trees from the book onto green paper. Cut them out and label them numbers 1-5. I put dots next to the numbers. This helps if a child doesn’t recognize the numbers on his own. He can count the dots to know what number it is.
Step Three. Make little square number cards with dots out of the leftover green paper. These will be set out by each animal. So, number 5 goes with Goose and so on. This will help your kiddos match the tree to the correct animal.
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Craft – How to Play
Set out the farm animals around the table. Put the square number card with the correct animal, so it matches the story. Put the trees in Little Blue. Read the story to your kiddo. When Little Blue delivers a tree, have your child drive Little Blue to the animal and match the number on the tree to the square card.
I hope you have so much fun with the Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Craft! And to continue the fun, check out my friend Beth’s Pom Pom Counting Activity at Days with Grey! Your kiddos will learn to count to 100!
And Elizabeth from This Little Home of Mine did a few activities to go along with the book. This one is one of my favorites for letter recognition!
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