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I have a confession to make. Well, maybe not a confession since it really isn’t a secret but, I love books.
All kinds. Children’s books, chapter books, novels, autobiographies, the list goes on and on. I love them all. I’m a bit of a bookworm I guess you could say.
And that is one love that I couldn’t wait to pass down to my children when they were first born.
The list of books that I want to share with them from my own childhood? It grows every single day and there are just way too many to count at this point.
One that sticks out though is Corduroy.
It’s such a fun story and I must have read all about that adorable little teddy bear and his adventures in the department store at least a hundred times growing up.
Now, the book, by itself is perfect and my kids already love it as much as I do, but if you pair it with a few of these fun Corduroy inspired crafts and activities, it gets even better!
Corduroy Inspired Crafts and Activities
If you know the story, you know that Corduroy is missing one of his little white buttons. Use that fact and this fun activity to introduce your kids to sewing!
With a couple of paper plates and a few basic craft supplies, you and your child could make your very own Corduroy to hang on to while reading the story!
They may not be as cute and cuddly as Corduroy, but these gummy bears are super sweet! Watch them grow with this fun science experiment for kids!
Looking for something a little healthier? Start your day with a piece of teddy bear toast! It’ll pair perfectly with your story :)
Working on shapes with your toddler? Build your own Corduroy using shapes for a little extra practice!
Create your own version of Corduroy with this fun fuzzy bear craft!
Looking for something a little more educational? This button STEM activity is the perfect way to get those little minds working!
Enjoy a little Corduroy the bear inspired snack while you read the story. These bear paw cookies are so easy, the kids could even help you make them!
Stuck inside? Grab some construction paper and throw together a Corduroy themed gross motor game!
Make a few of your own buttons and practice the letters in your child’s name at the same time by making a button name necklace!
Practice those early math skills with these cute printable bear cards!
Wanting to add a little fine motor practice into your child’s day? These teddy bear lacing cards are perfect for working those small motor muscles and are a great way to introduce your child to sewing!
With just a few basic materials, you can create your own Corduroy inspired fine motor sensory bin!
Or practice making patterns with a few fun bear counters and these printable pattern strips!
It may not seem like the most obvious choice, but a fork makes the perfect paintbrush for a teddy bear painting!
If you’ve got a little one at home that is just starting the process of learning to write, this button themed pre-writing activity would be perfect!
Work on some of those early math skills with a Corduroy inspired button graphing busy bag for preschoolers!
With the main idea of the story being that that adorable little bear is searching for his missing button, it only makes sense to include some buttons in your own Corduroy inspired activities! This easy felt button chain is the perfect way for little fingers to practice buttoning and is also a fantastic fine motor work out!
With a little bit of imagination, your house can turn into a department store and you can go exploring and searching just like Corduroy in this awesome flashlight hide and seek game.
Search for words while you read the story with these printable vocabulary cards for early readers!