This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Important Book. Today I’m sharing a Goodnight Moon I Spy Game. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a Goodnight Moon storytelling basket that’s perfect for babies. Be sure to check out all of the activities inspired by Margaret Wise Brown at the end of this post. Affiliate links are included in this post. Thanks for supporting Inspiration Laboratories.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon is one of my favorite board books. My husband read the story to our son every night when he was little. “In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of-” There is something calming about reading this book to my children with its simple rhyming text and sing song rhythm.
Goodnight Moon I Spy Game
When reading this book with my kids, we often look for the objects mentioned in the book. Can you find the comb and brush? Where is the young mouse? (This is a great reading strategy for any book by the way.)
I gathered toys and things from around our house to represent items from the story. I also added extra toys that aren’t in the story.
Sidenote: it would be fun to do a scavenger hunt with the items from the story, too.
I challenged Aiden to find something that was not in the Goodnight Moon book. He immediately chose the green car. He wasn’t sure what to choose next. I asked if he wanted to read the story and find what is there. He was game.
As I read the story, Aiden found the items I mentioned.
“The cow jumping over the moon”
“And a little toyhouse And a young mouse”
“And a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush”
We went back and read the book a second time focusing on the pictures in the story. We found an elephant and a giraffe on the bookcase, fire in the fireplace, yarn on the rocking chair and in the old lady’s lap, a bunny in the fishing picture, and the Goodnight Moon book on the night stand.
Can you see what items don’t belong in the story?
In case you’re interested, I got the cute little Goodnight Moon bunny on Amazon.
More Ideas from the Virtual Book Club for Kids
See more activities inspired by Goodnight Moon:
Goodnight Moon Book Words Printable Activity from Lalymom
Storytelling Necklace Inspired by Goodnight Moon from The Educators’ Spin On It
Goodnight Moon Gross Motor from 3 Dinosaurs
Soothing Scented Goodnight Moon Inspired Sensory Play from Still Playing School
Good Night Moon Sensory Bottle from The Pleasantest Thing
After reading The Runaway Bunny, try one of these ideas:
These activities go well with The Important Book:
Do you love books by Margaret Wise Brown?