Sunday, January 1, 2012

* Homemade Search and Find, Walter Wick Inspired I Spy Book

Homemade I Spy Book

Well, Christmas is over and so is New Year's Eve 
so in our house that means that it is time for Grandpa's Birthday.

My dad is tricky to shop for and having his birthday a week after Christmas
always makes it extra tricky! Fortunately, he loves homemade gifts
and he loves to do I Spy challenges and books with the girls.
So... we made him his own, homemade "I Spy" book this year!
I'm sorry the photos are so dark, it's been rainy and cloudy here all afternoon.

First, the girls set up some Walter Wick inspired 
"I Spy" scenes with their toys in the playroom
and we took photographs. 

I printed out 8" x 10" photos of each scene.

Then, "E" wrote out the poems and challenges for each photograph.

We slid the photographs and handwritten challenges into some 
clear page protectors and tied the whole thing together with some rainbow yarn.

"C" made him a photo and page with all of her stuffed kitties
but I can't show the page because she wrote her name all over it!
Trust me, it's very pink, very kitty, and very cute. 

Can't wait to surprise him tomorrow with his homemade book!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Walter Wick, "I Spy"
book giveaway. I'll be contacting the two winners via email!

pink and green mama, MaryLea


CelebratingGoodTimes.com said...

This is a great idea to do with children, and he will of course love it but if you scanned the girls pages you could put the whole thing into a photo book from Costco Shutterfly and then each of the girls and you could have a copy or you could sell them. They would have a memory too. Just a thought before you give it away! YOu may be on to something here :-)

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks - that's a great idea! We are working on some other photo books for the girls to preserve some fun memories! Will post them on the blog when we're done ; )


Christie - Childhood 101 said...

I can imagine how much fun you had putting together the collections to photograph, what a great idea :)

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Anonymous said...

I love those blocks! Especially the curved, architectural ones. Can you tell me where to find them?

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hi Anonymous,

The blocks are from Haba, they have a whole architectural series of blocks, including "Middle Eastern" Blocks, "Japan", and "Medieval".... we love them!

Pink and Green Mama

sunnymama said...

This is a great idea and a wonderful gift! :)

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