Saturday, April 18, 2009

Moon Memory

In an effort to cut down on the candy in our Easter baskets this year, I decided to get everyone nonedibles like books, movies, dolls, etc. We still got way more candy than we needed, but the sweetest thing in our Easter basket was I Took The Moon For A Walk by Carolyn Curtis. I was first drawn to it because of the enchanting illustrations by Alison Jay, but then fell in love with the beautiful poem the first time we read it. It is now our most-requested bedtime book, and I'm happy to read it every time!

At the end of the book, there is a diagram showing the phases of the moon. My oldest is so taken with it that I decided to make her a Moon Memory game. We printed ours on heavy card stock, cut them out, and took them to Kinko's and had them laminated. She plays with it by herself, but I made 4 different-colored sets so that 4 kids can play, either by themselves, or by combining all of the sets together into one giant memory game.

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  1. Sooooo cute! I love it!
    Thanks a lot :)

  2. what a cute idea! Thank you for sharing

  3. My daughter wants a "moon" birthday party (going to be 3 and is craaazy about the moon). I am so happy I found your memory set during a google search! I am going to use these as favors for her party!