Whether you’ve just started to hunt for some good books to add to your little one’s bookshelf or already have some and are looking to add a few more, the title ‘Zog’ might have come up. This popular children’s books was published in 2010 and follows the story of an accident prone dragon who wants to be the best dragon in school.
With beautiful illustrations and a fun and entertaining storyline, you just can’t go wrong with it, and if you’re getting your hands on it, here’s a little something to help you make the most of it. Read on to discover an interesting Zog craft idea and reading resource you could try!
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Supplies Needed For This Zog Craft
All set to give this awesome craft activity a shot? All you need is a few craft supplies and you’re done.
- Wooden Slices
- Graphite Pencil
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Posca Pens
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Varnish or Modge Podge
How To Make These Zog Themed Children’s Reading Resources
To make these reading resources you will need to find a Zog book or look online for images.
Simply draw the images and outlines using a pencil. You don’t need to be an expert and everyone has a different skill level when it comes to drawing.
Once you have your outline for this Zog craft, use your paints or posca painting pens to paint the outline.
It can also be a good idea to include your little one in this activity as much as you can. If he’s able to paint within lines, hand over the paint pen to him!
Repeat the process for the other Zog characters from this fun kids book. You may want to draw the outlines all at once or make one at a time. That is totally up to you.
You can also use a black pen or posca paint pen to outline the Zog characters, the dragon, princess and doctor.
It’s that simple. There you have some super cute and fun reading resources to use during mat time or as an activity to make with the kids. This is a great way to extend children’s interest in a book and a fun and creative way to enjoy literacy.
You might want to make reading resources for a number of children’s books. Check out our Dr Seuss Wooden Slices based on the story The Lorax!
And if this activity has managed to get you all tempted to pick up some more books for your little one, I’ve got something to help you with that too. Here’s my list of some of the best handpicked books for your toddler in different categories.
- Best Eric Carle Books For Kids
- Best Butterfly Books For Preschoolers
- Best Rhyming Books For Kids
- 20 Nature Books Kids Will Love
- Brilliant Children’s Books About Siblings
Using the characters of these books, you could also try some other craft, activities and printables with your little one and make the best productive use of his time. Craft Play Learn is loaded with a lot of them already!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.