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Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to visit includes printables, activities, and crafts for the picture book by Katie Spivey Brewster

You know me.  You know I love discovering new authors.

One of my favorite things about attending the HEAV Homeschool Convention was getting the opportunity to meet people  and find new outlets for my book obsession.  I met Jim and Katie Brewster of J2B Publishing early on, and I just about fell in love with this amazing couple.

Jim writes books about real-life superheroes: firemen, police officers, and EMTs.  And Katie?  Well, she just about melted my heart. Her gorgeous books contain stories kids can relate to.

Katie’s book, Aunt Louise Comes to Visit, is based on her own real-life aunt who used to come to their house dressed to the nines in perfect matchy-matchy head-to-toe glory bearing a box of Whitman Samplers for her nieces.  Told in sweet rhyme and illustrated beautifully by Mary Barrows, this is a book that littles will soon memorize with pictures they will love getting lost in.  Perfect for early readers or for teaching sight words, Aunt Louise Comes to Visit is a wonderful book by a homeschooling mom.

I mean, how cool is that?

Aunt Louise Comes to Visit Activities

Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to visit includes printables, activities, and crafts for the picture book by Katie Spivey Brewster

Language

This fun printable allows your littles to think about the planning stages of having a guest.  Then there’s a page for your little ones to write a thank you letter to their guest for the fun times they had.

This fun language printable is part of Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to VisitScience

Aunt Louise wears pearls in the book.  This mini unit study teaches your littles a bit about where pearls come from and includes several fun activities to help them remember.

This printable Learn About Pearls mini unit study is part of Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

Craft

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

Aunt Louise’s Hat

Aunt Louise’s hat is the stuff of Kentucky Derby.  This fun and simple craft allows you and your littles to get creative.

What you need:

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

What you do:

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Trace hat template onto card stock and cut out

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Measure length of hat band onto purple foam (you can make the band as wide or narrow as you wish)

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Cut out hat band and glue onto hat

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Cut leaf shapes from light green foam (I just did rounded triangles) and glue onto hat band

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Cut 2 thin strips from dark green foam for stems and glue into place

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Cut 8 flower petals from yellow foam

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Glue 4 petals into place on top of leaves and stems

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Glue final 4 petals atop first 4 in an alternating pattern

Make this adorable hat just like Aunt Louise's for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

  • Cut a circle (I traced a quarter–no lie) from brown foam and glue to center of flower

Have a little who wants to wear her hat?  Poke holes in either side with a pen and insert string or elastic to go around her head.  I mean, yeah yeah.

Food

I mean, get a Whitman’s Sampler.  Because chocolate.

Have a scavenger hunt with Whitman's Samplers for Story Time: Aunt Louise Comes to Visit

And if you want to make it really fun, let your littles anticipate it like the nieces do in the book.  Have a scavenger Hunt!  Print out this simple scavenger hunt and place the clues around your house so your littles can hunt down their chocolate.  How fun is that?

I’m not lying when I say I really adore this book and its author.  Check Katie out and get your hands on Aunt Louise Comes to Visit.   Because new books rock.

Love wins,

KT

 

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.

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14 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I’m already in love with this book! Thanks so much for linking this up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina
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  2. That looks like an adorable book! Thanks for sharing with us at love to learn; as always I have Pinned it.
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  3. Sounds like a cute book. The lessons look wonderful for little ones! Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

  4. I’ve not read this, but it looks great and these are fun activities to go along!

  5. Love this post! Sharing… 🙂

  6. What a delightful sounding book with some lovely activities!

    Blessings to you! I’m a near neighbor at #LMMLinkup!

  7. What a cute idea! We do a ton of reading in our home, but I don’t tend to do activities related to the reading. I probably should!

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