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Are You My Mother: Engaging Storybook-based Toddler Learning Activity Ideas

Embark on a delightful journey with "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, exploring interactive activities and crafts that bring the story to life. From hatching chick papercrafts to engaging fine motor skills exercises, these activities are perfect for young learners.

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Dive into the enchanting world of “Are You My Mother?” with six hands-on activities and crafts that bring P. D. Eastman’s timeless tale alive right in your home. From creating a hatching chick papercraft to enhancing fine motor skills with farm-themed worksheets, these projects are tailored for little learners who adore the story.

“Are You My Mother?” is more than a book—it’s an experience that invites children to ponder the amusing idea of a bird asking various animals if they are its mother. Beyond the laughter, it serves as a platform to discuss different baby animals and their names. It also beautifully illustrates the unwavering bond between a mother and her child, reassuring little ones that a mother always returns.

As Mother’s Day approaches, we’ve also woven in delightful crafts perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to express their love. Enjoyed the journey with the baby bird? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Quick Start Guide

  1. Read by watching the read aloud video of the story for the week.
  2. Learn by building connections between concepts from the story and your child’s world through active reading.
  3. Play one of six story extension activities to engage and build upon new concepts learned.

Enhance your at-home preschool curriculum with our activity guides, tailor-made to complement beloved tales like P.D. Eastman’s “Are You My Mother?”. Anchor your lesson plan around this classic and let our diverse activities bridge various subjects, deepening the learning experience. For those just discovering the magic of TigerKubz’s Storybook-based Activity Guide, delve into our introduction post for a comprehensive overview.

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This Week’s Activities

The paper plate hatching chicks toddler craft is a great extension activity for the story "Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman

Paper Plate Hatching Chicks

Arts & Crafts | Photo and activity by FrugalFunForBoys.com

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Yellow construction paper or felt
  • Craft supplies
  • Optional: googly eyes, paper fastener, yellow feathers
  • Cut out the body and the beak (and wings if feathers are not available) from felt or construction paper and glue them onto the plate.
  • Cut a second paper plate in half so that it looks like a cracked egg.
  • Glue the bottom half to your first paper plate and attach the top half with a paper fastener (or glue in place if fastener is unavailable).

Farm Animal Babies

Science | Photo and activity by TheStemLaboratory.com

Materials

  • Match the baby animals to its parent.
Teach your toddler farm animal babies with this free printable matching activity  that is a great extension activity to Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
If your child loves the story Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman, print out this farm themed cutting exercise worksheet to practice fine motor skills!

Farm Cutting Practice

Fine Motor | Photo and activity by 123homeschool4me.com

Materials

  • Practice scissors skills with an assortment of fun cutting exercises.

Farm Animal Patterns

Brain Boosters | Photo and activity by StayAtHomeEducator.com

Materials

  • Print and cut printable.
  • Have your child place the animal that comes next in the pattern.

Play this Are You My Mother farm animal patterns activity to help your toddler practice pattern skills.
Find out what your preschooler's favorite qualities of mom are with this cute activity for Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day Keepsake

Arts & Crafts | Photo and activity by PreschoolMom.com

Materials

  • Have your pre-writer cut and paste his/her favorite qualities of Mom.
  • Decorate and give as a present to Mom for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Birdhouse Card

Arts & Crafts | Photo and activity by iHeartCraftyThings.com

Materials

  • Printable Template
  • Craft sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Art supplies
  • Optional: card stock
  • Print out the template and trace onto construction paper or colored card stock paper.
  • Assemble the pieces to your choosing or use the project picture here as a model.

"Are You My Mother" by P.D. Eastman is a great book celebrating mothers all around the world. This Mother's Day Birdhouse Card is a fun extension activity for your toddler!

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