Book Review - Peppa Pig - 150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa

On our last trip to the local library, my 3 1/2 year old's attention was caught by a Peppa Pig book called "150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa". I must admit I was reluctant at first to get it for her thinking it might be a little too old for her (i.e. a nightmare for mummy) but she was so excited by it that we did borrow it. On getting it home I was pleasantly surprised by what a good child's activity book it is and really wish I didn't have to return it because it has so many great activities that I can see my daughter wanting to do for years to come.

If you are worried your child isn't enough of a Peppa Pig fan to want to do 150 Peppa Pig related activities then you needn't. While each activity has a tie in to Peppa Pig, sometimes the tie in is quite loose. For example, the book shows you how you can make a hot air balloon with paper-mache that looks like a hot air balloon that appeared in a Peppa Pig episode. But if you hadn't seen that particular episode you'd probably be scratching your head as to what makes it a Peppa Pig activity,

"150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa" features a variety of activities including art and craft, drama and dress-ups, baking and games. It covers special times of the year including Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and birthdays. There are activities to keep both girls and boys interested as well as plenty of gender-neutral activities. Every page is bright and colorful with lots of pictures of Peppa Pig and the gang to compliment each activity.

Any household with a craft box is going to find that most activities can be done with what is already in the craft box (or the box you are just about to put into the recycling bin!). And the books reuse of household items like shoe-boxes and paper plates makes you feel quite free to substitute with what you do have on hand. For instance, we didn't have the pink wrapping paper suggested for the "Princess Peppa Book Cover" pictured below, but we did have some pretty sparkly paper which suggested itself to us as a a book cover suitable for a princess!


Our version of the "Princess Peppa Book Cover" from activity 142 of "150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa"

We have also made "Peppa's Theatre" from activity 6 of "150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa" and the puppets from activity 7. Our first performance of the included short play will start just as soon as we locate all of the puppets again!

We have loved the activities we have made with "150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa". It would be a great resource book to have on your bookshelf - each time my daughter looks at it she finds a new activity she wants to do.

You can purchase your own copy of "150 Things to Make and Do with Peppa" from Amazon and other big book retailers.

If your child is a Peppa Pig fan, you might also want to see the Peppa Pig birthday cake I made.

Don't forget to check out my MyKidCraft.com tutorials for more fun activities to do with kids.

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