I came across The Angel Zoe Kindness Project today through the magic of sharing information through the internet. I told the boys about it, and we wanted our “penny of time” today to be in honor of The Angel Zoe Kindness Project. We thought about doing something extra special. And, like most times when we want to do something special, we focus on our local Children’s Medical Center.
Busy book for the hospital are inexpensive and easy for kids to do, especially on an assembly line. Whether you have one kid or fourteen of them in a group, this project works well. Busy books help kids that are in the ER or waiting for procedures at that hospital by giving them something to do to pass the time.
We know that they need busy books right now. So, after a quick trip to the store to buy supplies, we went to work.
Cut the coloring books apart. It is fastest to use a paper cutter to do this.
Staple 4-5 pages together in a packet.
Put 4 crayons in a Ziploc bag (make sure to get a mix of light and dark colors).
Staple the bag to the back of the packet.
Final Product: A busy book that a sick child or a sibling can use at the hospital.
We like to make the busy books in an assembly line. I make packets and the boys count out the crayons and put them into the bags. We staple the final books together once all the supplies are used.
When buying supplies, if you have a certain number of busy books you want to make, I start with the crayons. A pack of 48 crayons will help make 12 busy books.