Penguin Painted Rocks {Karma Wilson Virtual Book Club for Kids}

Karma Wilson is November’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids. We have read lots of books by Karma Wilson over the years. We’ve never met one that we didn’t like. Any of her Bear books {Bear Snores On, Bear’s New Friend, etc. } make our list of favorite picture books about friendship. We also love her Little Pip books. What’s in the Egg, Little Pip inspired us to create penguin painted rocks.

Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Kamra Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}

What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson

What’s in the Egg, Little Pip? is the third book with Little Pip, an adorable little penguin. In the first book, Little Pip gets lost. In the second book, she faces her fear of swimming. The third book tells the story of a new arrival in Pip’s life – an egg. Her parents are so excited, but Pip just wants her family to stay the same. She eventually realizes how special her new little brother is. This book would be great for talking about a new addition to your family.

Penguin Painted Rocks

Choose some rocks that are penguin shaped. You’ll also need acrylic paint {black, white, silver, and yellow or orange} and small brushes. We found out that acrylic paint stays on the rocks better and just looks prettier when we painted our pumpkin rocks last year. Acrylic paint is not washable so be sure to wear paint clothes and cover your painting area.

Aiden {almost 4 years old} helped me paint the rocks. He could paint one side white and one side black. Some of our rocks were already black, so we only needed to add paint to the front. This will speed up your project time. Otherwise you’ll have to wait for one side to dry before painting the other side. I painted the edges and details of the rocks.

Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}

We painted rocks to look like the penguins in the book.

Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}

Then, we painted some other kinds of penguins. Aiden requested a variety.

Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}

Then, the playing began. We used a yellow piece of fabric and some additional rocks for our background. Aiden retold the Little Pip stories and told his own penguin stories as well.

Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}
What’s in the egg, Little Pip?
Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}
The egg hatched! Here is Little Pip’s brother, Sam.
Penguin Painted Rocks Inspired by What's in the Egg Little Pip by Karma Wilson {part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids}
Other penguins playing.

More Karma Wilson Book Ideas from Inspiration Laboratories

Virtual Book Club for Kids Co-Hosts

Here are the blogs co-hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to see what Karma Wilson books and activities they chose. 

Toddler ApprovedThe Educators’ Spin On ItRainy Day Mum– 3 DinosaursLearn~Play~ImagineCrafty Moms ShareReading ConfettiInspiration LaboratoriesMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasKids Yoga StoriesEnchanted Homeschooling MomReady-Set-ReadBoy Mama Teacher MamaPlayDrMomFantastic Fun and LearningGrowing Book by BookRoyal BalooThe Outlaw Mom® BlogKitchen Counter ChroniclesTeach PreschoolMama SmilesCoffe Cups and CrayonsJuggling With Kids – Here Come the Girls

Now it’s your turn! Link up your posts about a Karma Wilson book you read and your related activity {project, craft, recipe, etc.}.

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