If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, it is about a little girl named Madeline who lives in what I am assuming is a French boarding school (or orphanage). The illustrations are filled with famous French places. Poor Madeline suffers from appendicitis and has to go to the hospital. After seeing the special treatment Madeline gets after her surgery, all the other little girls start complaining about appendix problems too!
Little Sister has been learning about body parts, so I thought this would be a great time to review the parts of the body using band-aids (since Madeline surely had to use lots of band-aids after her surgery). For older kids, this would be a great time to talk about the appendix and where it can be found in our bodies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Picture of Madeline (I just hand-drew mine, but you can find pictures online)
1. Hand-draw your picture of Madeline and laminate. I also laminated a couple band-aids.
2. Add magnet tape to the back of the laminated band-aids. Little Sister doesn’t have the fine motor abilities to pick up something that is so thin, so I taped the band-aid onto a clothespin and put magnet tape on the back of the clothespin. This makes it easier for her to pick up.
3. Ask your little one to put the band-aid on various parts of Madeline’s body (head, shoulders, fingers, toes, tummy, etc).
Little Sister wanted to put the band-aids on herself as well!
Check out more great activities to try after reading Madeline:
Madeline Snack :: Still Playing School
Exploring Art & Color :: Mama Miss
Made”line” Sensory Tray Writing :: Growing Book by Book
Madeline Movement Game :: Mom Inspired Life
Toddler Shape Activity for Madeline :: The Pleasantest Thing
Build the Eiffel Tower :: Inspiration Laboratories
Skip Counting by 2’s with Madeline :: Rainy Day Mum
Madeline-inspired Math Activity with Flowers :: The Educator’s Spin on It
Madeline Small World Sensory Play :: Study at Home Mama
Doubles Activity for Preschoolers :: Toddler Approved
Name in Bed Puzzle & Name Writing Activity :: Preschool Powol Packets
Color Pattern Craft Sticks :: 3 Dinosaurs
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