J’s is not quite as fancy but it served the same purpose and he is just as proud of authoring his very first book. We even added it to his bookshelf and he often picks it out for us to read together!
PREP: I prefolded and stapled the pages together. (My teacher used a hole punch with rings to connect the pages.) I had a sheet of number stickers from an old workbook with both the numbers and objects to count. This made the prep-work simple since all I had to do was pull out one sheet of stickers. I did quickly add some stickers of like objects, cut into strips for him to count (a strip of 3 smiley face stickers, 4 stars, 5 balloons, etc.) and some individual stickers of a group of objects for him to count (a bouquet of flowers, a basket of eggs, etc).
ACTIVITY: We went through and wrote one number on each page. I then gave him the sheet of number stickers and he matched the stickers to the correct page. He then counted the items on each sticker to place on the correct page. We gave his book a title, “J’s Number Book” (genius I know!) and he had his very first book.
We did this activity at home while I fed baby brother. It required very little physical help from me. My job was basically to encourage. This would be a great travel activity.