We were so excited to see that this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids author was Lois Ehlert! We have long-loved her vibrant illustrations and her focus on food and animals and were happy to discover books of hers we had never read before. However, it was an old favorite that we spent the most time reading. Eating the Alphabet definitely resonated with the kids.
So we decided to create our own version of the ABC story. The kids searched through old food and recipe magazines and cut out food for each letter of the alphabet. My two year old was extremely excited to practice using scissors and they all did a great job working together. It was so much fun watching them call out the different food they had found for each letter–it truly was a group project.
Eventually we’ll laminate in the pages and bind it into a book for our home library, but first we have to finish it. There are still some letters we don’t have food for. Although we did steal Lois Ehlert’s idea for X, xigua, the Chinese word for watermelon!
For more food fun with Eating the Alphabet check out The Good Long Road‘s Meatless Monday: Eating the Alphabet from A to Z!
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Jen Fischer says
we are planning to make our own food ABC book too from the food ads. For today, I did an alphabet veggie a-z recipe round up. http://bit.ly/S3NzzH
What a great round up for Eating the Alphabet!!! Linking to it!
What Do We Do All Day? says
This is a great extension of Lois Ehlert’s book! Thanks for linking up to The Children’s Bookshelf.
Thanks! It was simple to do and we got a lot of learning out of it! 🙂
Carolyn @ Pleasantest Thing says
We have made ABC books before, but never focused around a central theme. This is a fantastic idea, that I know my son would love, and from which I know he would learn a lot.
We’ve never done a themed one either! Which is funny now that I think of it! Today they were using it to create recipes in the play kitchen. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Jackie Small (My Little Bookcase) says
I love the group effort!
What a great book to add to your library.
Thanks Jackie! They love reading their own books and this is the first time we’ve made a themed ABC book. 🙂
Bethany @ No Twiddle Twaddle says
What a great idea! It really fits Lois Ehlert’s illustrative style well too. Watch No Twiddle Twaddle tomorrow because I’m featuring this. : )
Woo hoo! Can’t wait to check it out! Thanks Bethany!
That is one of my daughter’s favorite books right now. I love this idea and how easy it is for anyone to do it .
Megan Sheakoski says
Thanks Allie! It’s one of my youngest favorites too!
I love this idea for little ones to make learning fun.
Megan Sheakoski says