ACTIVITIES THAT SHARE A STORY

"One picture is worth more than a thousand words."
    —Chinese proverb

A BEDTIME STORY

I like hearing stories anytime, but I especially like them at bedtime. I like to snuggle down in my quilt while I'm listening. Even if I fall asleep, the stories are still important to me. They get all mixed up in my dreams!

I've made a picture about my cozy story time. Here's how I did it:

Before you make your quilt at home, would you like to make one on the Internet?

1. Get out these supplies:
  • fabric scraps
  • scissors
  • drawing paper (a large sheet)
  • pencil
  • glue
  • stiff brush for glue
  • markers

2. "Sew" a quilt.

  • Cut the fabric scraps into small squares (each one about the size of a postage stamp). The more patterns you use, the better!
  • Use your pencil to make the outline of a rectangle on your drawing paper.
  • Fit your fabric squares together inside this rectangle. Trim or add pieces to make the shape even.
  • Move the patches so you can glue them to the drawing paper. Use your paintbrush to spread a thin layer of glue inside the rectangle. Then, fill the rectangle with your fabric squares, making sure they line up side-by-side. (You don't want a hole in your quilt!)
3. Tuck yourself into bed.
  • Using your markers, draw your room, your bed, and yourself!
4. Tell yourself a story.
  • Will you be reading your favorite book, or will you be dreaming?