Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From the Archives: Fun Ideas for Siblings Waiting for a New Baby

Re-posting this from the archives...

I planned a fun morning of activities for my children as we get closer (7 days away) to my due date. It was a wonderful way to spend time together before the baby. 


We read books all about a baby growing in a mommy's belly or a new baby in the house and adjusting to being a big brother and sister.  

Everywhere Babies                     Hi New Baby!  
by Susan Meyers                   by Robia H. Harris
                                There's a House Inside My Mommy                         Peter's Chair 
                                                        by Giles Andreae                                      by Ezra Jack Keats

Angel in the Waters                               Big Like Me
            by Regina Doman                   by Anna Grossnickle Hines

by Gillian Shields                           by Julie Markes

by Russell Hoban                   by John Burningham
Yummy Treats 

We made baby feet rolled sugar cookies and decorated them with butter cream frosting and both blue and pink sprinkles since we don't know yet if this baby is a boy or a girl.


The children each made a simple card welcoming the new baby and telling them how much they love the baby. The standards of love are loving you "as much as a racecar" (Pumpkin) and "as much as a flower" (Peaches). There was lots of sticker decorations.


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