The Little Book Adventure: Project #5- Play with your books!

Rose and Lily, the Australian distributor of Tidy Books, is the generous sponsor of The Little Book Adventure: Project #5.


As part of this project we are asking you to:

  • Create a game based around a favourite book, which can be enjoyed by your family.
  • The game can be based on the plot, characters, words or images from a favourite picture book.


This project is bound to keep your kids entertained throughout the school holidays. Older kids can create their own games but even babies can take part in this project;  All you have to do is create a game suitable for your baby to play (E.g. Hide and Seek with  the Green Sheep)

Here are some ideas:

  • A Board Game
  • A Word Game
  • A Card Game/ A Matching Game
  • A Parlour Game (E.g. Charades using your favourite book titles)
  • An Indoor Game


  • This challenge will officially end on July 31, 2012
  • Once you have finished the project:

a) Download and complete THIS FORM

b) Attach the completed form to an email addressed to

c) Also attach any relevant photos

As I am anticipating some wonderful entries that will inspire other families, I am planning to compile the games to create an e-book for you to download and print for free.


You might have your own blog and wish to write about how you and your family approached this challenge. Feel free to write about it in a post, publish it on your blog and link up here for our readers.


As a thank you for taking part in this challenge, Rose and Lily ( in conjunction with Tidy Books) is offering our AUSTRALIAN readers 20% off the full price of any Tidy Books book storage product (which includes front facing book cases, Tidy Books boxes and bunk buddies). You can see the range here.

The details of this offer:

  • Available to AUSTRALIAN readers only.
  • Offer is valid between 1 July and 31 July, 2012
  • This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer
  • Simply use the following promotion code at the check-out to activate your discount: MLB2012


Rose and Lily (together with Tidy Books) is providing this month’s winning gift: A Tidy Books Box valued at $169.00

Keep your children’s favourite books handy with a stylish and sturdy book box that displays the books’ front covers. The original Tidy Books Box will put books at the heart of your children’s world, and the play clock gives them a lovely introduction to tidy up time!

It’s also ideal for storing your home-made games alongside your favourite books.

  • Holds 40 children’s books and magazines of all shapes and sizes
  • Available in Natural, Blue and White
  • Play clock can be removed as your children grow
  • Finished with eco-friendly water based lacquer with low VOC’s, creating a natural finish that allows the wood grain to be just visible and made from wood from sustainable sources
  • Assembled size 34 cm (h) x 54 cm (w) x 28cm (d)

Terms and conditions:

1. Readers may enter more than one game. Each game will be deemed as a separate entry.

2. Entrants must live in Australia to be eligible to win the Tidy Books Box

3. All entries must be received by midnight (AEDT) on July 31, 2012 to be eligible

4. One participant will be chosen randomly to receive the Tidy Books Box

5. The winner will be notified via email and will also be announced on, facebook and Twitter

6. The winner is asked to send a reply email with their delivery address, and must reply within 7 days before a re-draw.

The Little Book Adventure: Project #5- Play with your books!


  1. Such perfect timing for the school holidays, Jackie. James and I have been brainstorming some ideas and it has been great watching his imagination and creativity at work. I love the idea of an e-book collection of games! I’m looking forward to seeing all the ideas at the end of the month.

  2. Jode said: On July 9, 2012

    What a wonderful project! You have me all inspired now….i shall go away and have a think and then be back to share!! love that first pic!

  3. Kely said: On July 10, 2012

    I LOVE this idea! I recently was inspired to recreate the illustrations in a favourite book with the kids as an activity.

  4. Oooh, a enjoy a good challenge and those tidy books products are sooo good! I will never have enough book storage and I will never have enough books :) (We play hide and find the green sheep all the time after reading that book, lol). If I have the time I will try and come up with something because that is a GREAT prize you are offering! :)

  5. I love this idea! I used to do something similar with my students when I was teaching. I think we may give it a go! Thanks!

  6. Hi, late I know! Sorry with school starting back etc it’s been a bit crazy!!! We read the story Teddy Bears Picnic, and then went on our own teddy bears picnic as a drama game. We pretended to put on our ‘teddy bear suits’ packed our baskets and off we went. Was good fun. The kids enjoyed it, especially when they had to act out pass the parcel and egg and spoon races without props!

  7. This was a little harder with my class, with the new curriculum etc not a lot of free time :( However, we did an art activity on the Lorax where we drew pictures of the characters etc. and the kids loved it. They are all bringing in their Dr. Suess books and asking to read them and do activities with those books! It’s awesome to see them love reading so much!

    • That is VERY awesome. Thanks again for involving your kids in the projects. They are very lucky to have you as their teacher :)

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