This month’s book for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. We have read a few other Llama Llama books, but this specific book was new to us. As we read through the story, the one thing I noticed on every page was the adorable patchwork quilt in Llama Llama’s bed. We decided to make a fun color matching quilt (using contact paper).
We chose to do this activity vertically (on a wall) but it could easily be adapted for a tabletop activity as well. You could use the sticky contact paper or you could just use glue to secure the quilt squares onto the coordinating colors.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Various colors/patterns of scrapbooking paper
Paper Trimmer (optional)
1. Cut your construction paper into 3-inch squares. I used my paper trimmer and it made it super fast and easy!
2. Roll out your piece of contact paper and arrange the colored squares on the clear backside (not the side with writing on it). Use lines of packing tape to secure each row of colored squares onto the backside of the contact paper.
3. Remove the backing off the contact paper and use painter’s tape to hang on the wall. Have your colored “quilt squares” ready to attach.
4. Let your little ones get busy helping you match the quilt squares to the coordinating colors on the grid.
This guy loved helping his little sister!
And she was pretty proud of herself!
Check out more fun Llama Llama Red Pajama activities:
Llama Llama Red Pajama Sensory Play from Educators’ Spin On It
Five Bedtime Snacks for Llama Llama Red Pajama from Study at Home Mama