This DIY quiet book is going to change your life. Okay, not really, but hopefully it will make your life a lot easier. Plus, there’s no sewing involved. Your toddler as well as your older kids will thank you. Check it out!
As a mom of five, I’m always looking for ways to entertain my kids outside of screens. That’s why I made this adorable DIY quiet book, specifically for toddlers. It’s entertaining and educational at the same time. But simple enough for a toddler to understand. Although my non-toddler children still like playing with it too. Win! Win! Here’s how to make your own.
Download your DIY quiet book printable
Yes, you heard me right. There is no sewing involved in making this quiet book. Yay! It’s actually super easy. First, you’ll want to download the PDF by clicking on the link below.
This download includes everything you’ll need to get started. Here’s what’s included:
- Busy Book Cover Page
- Alphabet page – Fill in the missing letters
- Animal page – Match the correct animals
- Counting page – Count as you place ice cream scoops on the cones
- Colors pages – Match the colors
- Faces page – Put silly faces on the heads
- Food page – What do you feel like for dinner?
- Holidays page – Match the holidays
- Matching page – Match the missing socks with the correct colors
- Seasons page – Match the four seasons
- Shapes page – Match the shapes
Aside from the cover page and the 10 activity pages, there are 7 cut out pages that contain the images for each activity page.
Print and laminate your pages
You can print all the pages at home or you can email the file to your local copy. Make sure you print on cardstock so the pages are sturdier. And don’t forget to laminate each page. If you’re lucky enough to own a laminator machine, then you can do that at home as well!
Cut out the activity images
There are seven pages included in the PDF that have images that need to be cut out by hand. I tried to condense the images onto seven pages instead of ten so you wouldn’t have to print as many pages. Although it may seem daunting, I threw on a movie and cut all the images in about an hour or so.
Attach Velcro dots
Now for the fun part. Once you’ve cut out all the images. Place a Velcro dot on the applicable areas of the activity pages and on the back of the cut out images. I used about 100 hook and loop Velcro dots in total.
So, if you want, you can punch a hole in the upper left-hand corner of each make and connect all the pages together with a loose binder ring. I added the binder ring and then I placed all of the pages in a large Ziploc bag so it could hold all the loose cut out images in one place. It works great. Here’s a video of the finished product:
I hope you enjoy this DIY quiet book for toddlers. I know it’s going to be a hit! If you didn’t see the link above, click below to download your quiet book:
Vector graphics were provided by Vecteezy.
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