The Children’s Bookshelf: Recycled Book Activities

The Children’s Bookshelf is hosted every Monday by My Little Bookcase along with What Do We Do All Day?, No Twiddle Twaddle, Smiling Like Sunshine, Mommy and Me Book Club, and Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.

Bloggers link up their book or reading related posts, which gives us a collection of amazing ideas that help to inspire a love of reading in our children.

This week I was really inspired by the way waste products were recycled to extend a book through art and craft.

Featured Post of the week:

The Good Long Road: Ten for Tuesday Things That Go Series: Trains

As part of a series on Things that Move, Jenni has created a list of 10 train-themed activity ideas. The ideas include a list of train-themed books and a train art activity using recycled products.

Also well worth a visit and a read are:

Penpals and Picture Books: How To Train Your Dragon

Robyn and her boys have been making their own dragons to train by recycling toilet rolls, egg cartons and cereal boxes.

Reading Confetti: Pumpkin Seed Art

Lorie shares a colourful way to use pumpkin seeds.

So if you have a children’s book or reading related post you’d like to share, please consider joining The Children’s Bookshelf Linky Party:

How to join:

  • Link up your children’s book related posts. We love posts about book news, reviews, reading tips or any other book related items you think will be of special interest to parents.
  • Consider adding The Children’s Bookshelf button or text link to your post to let others know where the book party is. You can grab the code from the box underneath the button below. Click the text, copy it and paste it in the HTML of your post.
  • PLEASE Visit at least THREE other posts and share your comments. We want this to be an interactive community of book lovers- and doesn’t everyone crave a bit of comment love??
  • By linking up you are giving permission for any of the co-hosts to pin and/or feature your photo on a future The Children’s Bookshelf post.

The Children’s Bookshelf: Recycled Book Activities


  1. Thanks for including my train post. I am really glad I found this linky as I love seeing/getting new ideas for ways to use books with my sons and sharing! Also, I love that pumpkin seed art.

  2. I love doing this when reading to my children, I have mentioned it in my post!

  3. Creating the Children’s Bookshelf was a stroke of genius! Thanks as always Jackie. :)

    • Ah, but I can’t take credit for The Children’s Bookshelf. All credit goes to Erica of What do we Do All Day?

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