“Simplicity is the essence of children’s book stories, not simple mindedness”
On August 11th, it is Don Freeman’s birthday. Don Freeman is the creator of the much loved character Corduroy. Celebrate Don Freeman’s birthday with the Corduroy inspired lessons and crafts listed below.
Corduroy appears in many books including the following books:
- A Pocket for Corduroy
- Corduroy Helps Out
- Corduroy Lost and Found
- Corduroy Goes to the Beach
- Corduroy's Sleepover
- Corduroy's Best Halloween Ever!
- Corduroy's Christmas Surprise
For more information about Don Freeman himself, visit the official Don Freeman website.
Lesson Ideas for Corduroy
Create these stacking bears to teach about sizes.
Little Sprout Homeschooling has several Corduroy / Teddy Bear ideas including this Teddy Graham Counting Activity.
Pre-K Pages also has wonderful Corduroy ideas such as this bear sight word cards.
Create a lapbook using resources and ideas provided by Homeschool Share:
A Pocket for Corduroy files
Corduroy Craft Activities
Wee Wonderfuls shares an idea for a Corduroy Quilt
Kids Craft Weekly has a whole issue dedicated to bear activities,including this bear stamping activity.
Find the instructions for how to create this adorable Corduroy bear picture from Glue Dots Adhesive Products.
The idea for this die cut paper puppet can be found on on the Accucut website.
Print this cute paper bear toy craft out for your children.
Enchanted Learning shows you how to create a paper bag bear puppet.
Enjoy some bear inspired snacks while reading the Corduroy books.
Yummy Bear Cookie Pops Recipe
Teddy Bear Cupcakes from Betty Crocker.