Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Llama Llama Red Pajama Inspired Spin Art for Kids

Do you know what I dream about all day?? Bedtime!! I can never wait to snuggle under the covers alongside one of my kids and read and chat and then do our favorite bedtime tradition and then tuck them in and get myself to bed!

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Unfortunately I can never seem to get myself to go to bed at night, but bedtime stories and snuggles are still my favorite. These 10 bedtime calming activities seem to help my kiddos a bit too. This week we're chatting about bedtime for our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids AND we're reading one of my favorite bedtime books- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anne Dewdney.

I had a little family meeting with my kids about Llama Llama and we worked together to come up with a fun Llama Llama inspired activity that we knew you would love! My kids are spin art obsessed, so of course they picked a spin art project for us to try today!

Do you have a salad spinner? I have never actually used mine to spin salad... but it sure is awesome for spin art. You can grab a really cheap one from IKEA.


To get started we just cut a pair of pajamas out of a piece of cardstock. My drawing wasn't anything special, but the kids agreed it looked like pajamas, so that was a win.

Next, drop part of the pajama set into the spinner, add some paint, close the lid, and START spinning!

We used red on each of the pajama sets... since the book is called Llama Llama Red Pajama. We also mixed in a few other colors. It was neat to see how each set of pajamas turned out since each one was so different.

This activity was purely fun and process centered. I doubt that my kids will hang up the pajamas on the wall, but they had all sorts of ideas for making a Llama that they could dress... so they might do that?

I wish I could use a giant spin art machine to create my own pajamas! They would be so colorful, fun, and unique!

Once we finished a variety of pajamas, we let them dry in a high location so that little fingers wouldn't touch them. While we let everything dry, we read Llama Llama Red Pajama again! Now, if you need something else to do while you are waiting, I heard that this Llama Llama Red Pajama rap is amazing. 


Check out these great ideas from our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts:

Alphabet Quilt Activity - The Educators' Spin On It

Storytelling Our Way to Bed - Mama Smiles

Colour Matching Pajama domino Game - Rainy Day Mum

Quilt Block Tracing Activity By JDaniel4's Mom

Bedtime Yoga - The Moments at Home

Llama Llama Bedtime Heart Lovey - My Storytime Corner

Pajama Matching Activities for Kids- Toddler Approved


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