"What's Hatching?" Spring 'Fold-a-Book' Activity

By debbie
Folded Books Activity for Spring
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Inspire your student's creativity with this super simple and creative folded book activity featured by Debbie over at RainbowsWithinReach. A perfect idea for Spring!

"What's Hatching" Folded Books

Each student will need a piece of white paper and markers (crayons or colored pencils would also work). Have the students fold the paper twice to create a book - the ends of the paper should meet each other in the middle. If your kiddos are on the younger side, you may want to have this part already done for them.

On the outside flaps of the book have your students draw half an egg on each one. Make sure they include a jagged line to look like the egg is hatching upon opening! Have them write "What's Hatching" on the cover as well. Then, instruct them to draw a picture of an animal that would hatch from an egg on the inside of their books - it can be anything they'd like: a turtle, a snake, a chicken. Again, if your students are fairly young you may want to go over examples before beginning the activity.

Check out these incredibly cute books created by the class Debbie observed:

Folded Books Activity for Spring, Student Examples
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And here's a close-up:

Folded Books Activity for Spring, Student Close-Up
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Not only is this activity perfect for Spring, it's a great opportunity for your students to create their very first and very own picture books! And when they're finished, hang their completed books on your classroom door for a cute Springtime display!

Folded Books Activity for Spring, Door Display
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Be sure to stop by RainbowsWithinReach for additional Springtime ideas!

About debbie

Debbie Clement has written and recorded over 100 original songs for children. She has created three traditional picture books as author/illustrator where her song's lyrics become the text of her book. She speaks around the country at conferences for teachers, librarians and parents on the significance of the Arts as they relate to early literacy and of course her favorite thing is to make school visits. She is the founder of the weekly Twitter chat at the hashtag #TeacherFriends, where she moder