"Family Friday project for October! After reading about real animal skeletons we created fantastical dinosaur skeletons by pinching scraps of bone-colored paper and gluing to black background, inspired by Book of Bones @g_balkan #kidsnonfiction#handsonlearning🙌🏻 #skeletons#halloweencrafts" - Brooklyn Arbor @Materials Depot
"Happy Presidents Day!!! How I am celebrating with a toddler & preschooler: a U.S. Presidents scavenger hunt & bingo game. I did this last year & it was a hit — I illustrated portraits of a variety of past Presidents using the artwork at the back of the “50 States” book as a guide (link in profile). I laminated the cards and made a bingo-type reference sheet. I hid the cards all around the house and the kids hunted for the Presidents with their Easter baskets. This year we also have President flashcards scored from the #targetdollarspot this summer ///// George and Abe peg dolls available over at my Etsy shop ❤️" -- @the.silvan.reverie always has incredible ideas for her homeschool projects that combine art and exploration and lots of other things, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/BfYUrqfnMOI/?hl=en&tagged=50statesbook
"X-ray animals! After reading this stunning & informative book (which also reads well) I had the kids make x-rays of animals from the book using black card stock (I cut the animal shapes) and Q-tips cut to a range of sizes. This book was a huge hit for my animal-loving crew, and the activity has to be one of my favorite things we have done together in recent memory." #xisforxray #letterxunit#bookofbones - @the.silvan.reverie
The delightful and talented Meagan Bennett designs every children's book at Phaidon. In addition to keeping an eye out for interesting talent (like Sam Brewster), Meagan helps figure out how a book will come together (such as having a question on one page and an answer when you turn the page), what colors to use (like yellow, instead of say, green for the cover) , what special features to add (such as textured pages).
Meagan ALSO makes book trailers about the finished book so we can engage all of our senses when we learn about bones! Check out some of her handwork here! Isn't she great?
The clever people in the Phaidon marketing department have put together an excellent activity kit for the bones lovers in your life. Download this kit and watch your naturalist enjoy matching facts to animals, helping a lizard find its food, completing a skeleton drawing, and more!