I love this book! Its one of my favorites and I have such sweet memories of this with ALL of my children. :) Its the story of a little girl going on a bus ride to town with her mom. While there, she collects all sorts of things to put in her pocketbook to remember her day. This was our last co-op of the year and we chose to meet at a park again as it was best suited to the activities that we planned.
We started with reading the story.
After riding, our first stop was the bank. Here the kids played with a fun sensory bin looking for money.
Next stop is the dry cleaners. In the book, the little girl is given a small calendar. Our kids get one of those too and play a game with numbers. We had chalk numbers (several of each from 1-10) drawn on the ground and then the kids were asked questions varying from favorite number to age to addition problems. It is a simple, active game.
What a delightful time we had together. More fun memories - and we are not quite finished with this book. A field trip is coming up in the next post. Bet you can guess what that is!