Learning the Letter C with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Quiet Book Page

Learning the Letter C with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Quiet Book Page

 

This page was inspired by my daughter’s favorite night-time reading book that month and favorite color, hot pink, for the day. Unfortunately, this was only my third page-well, lets rephrase to saying its only my third thing period-Ive ever hand sewn. So, the portions that look unreadable can mainly be fixed by color choice. Those few that cannot good could fixed by a simple change in seamstress! I love this page though; it reminds me of so many nights.

Update: Since creating this page, I found a collection of metal letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.25 on clearance. I have added a dollar store fabric pencil pouch to the three ring binder in between this page and letter D to hold the letters. Now Kara has so much fun dropping the letters out of the tree….. 500x/day. Totally worth the time it took to create this page!

 

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What I did Wrong from the Start

First off …. color choice! My two-year-old was quick to inform me that this island could not have blue sky because it did not in the book. Because I had run out of black embroidery thread, I used gray/soft silver. NOT great on the eyes. That is my one and only regret of this page. Considering Kara can’t read anyway, and I know the story by heart words or no words, it really doesn’t matter for our purposes. But, if I were to create another, or when you create yours, it is probably something to keep in mind.

Another thing you’ll want to keep in mind is how you are binding your book. Notice a portion of one of our lines was trapped under the metal clasp for the binder. Again, just something to keep in mind when you are creating yours!

 

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What I did Right

I have absolutely fallen in love with the sizing of the pieces to this puzzle. I got lucky and created the perfect size for the tree, water, and island. Its just enough room for Kara to have fun walking each letter up the trunk, stuffing it in the branches, and then tilting the book upright so the letters fall out. I am tempted to believe this may be Kara’s favorite page, or one of them, in the entire book. While I was happy with the way it turned out, after doing 23 others at this point, I 110% believe there are others much better!

 

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What do You Think?

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8 Comments

  1. Monica Bruno

    I’m not familiar with Chicka Chicka Boo Boom, but this is so cute! Great job, Kaitlyn!

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    1. freshlymessy (Post author)

      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a popular children’s book about the alphabet (there’s one for numbers too). They go up one by one a coconut tree until the end, there wasn’t enough room and they all fell out. Its a letters ID book 🙂

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  2. Monica Bruno

    I’m not familiar with Chicka Chicka Boo Boom, but this is so cute! Great job, Kaitlyn!

    Reply
    1. freshlymessy (Post author)

      Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a popular children’s book about the alphabet (there’s one for numbers too). They go up one by one a coconut tree until the end, there wasn’t enough room and they all fell out. Its a letters ID book 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jeanne

    Rather than all of the embroidery, which is so time-consuming, try using “shrinky dink” material. An idea would be to make “coconut” shapes with a portion of the story inside. Don’t forget to punch holes (for sewing) before baking!
    I’m looking forward to sitting down and looking through your pages. I find making quiet books relaxing, although it’s been some time since I’ve made any.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

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    1. freshlymessy (Post author)

      Jeanne, do you blog? DO you share pages you’ve made? I’d love to see them! I’ll have to look into the shrinky dink? paper idea. I’ve never heard of it! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. Jeanne

    Rather than all of the embroidery, which is so time-consuming, try using “shrinky dink” material. An idea would be to make “coconut” shapes with a portion of the story inside. Don’t forget to punch holes (for sewing) before baking!
    I’m looking forward to sitting down and looking through your pages. I find making quiet books relaxing, although it’s been some time since I’ve made any.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

    Reply
    1. freshlymessy (Post author)

      Jeanne, do you blog? DO you share pages you’ve made? I’d love to see them! I’ll have to look into the shrinky dink? paper idea. I’ve never heard of it! Thanks for the suggestion!

      Reply

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