Make this fun and easy preschool craft based on the beloved book Bread and Jam for Frances!
One of my favorite ages for kids is when they’re in preschool. I love the intense curiosity they have for the world around them! And don’t they love it when you read to them? My kids have had a love for books since they were very little.
One of our favorite books to read was Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban with illustrations by Lillian Hoban. We made a super easy and cute Bread and Jam for Frances Book Preschool Craft I bet your kids will love!
It only needs a few simple supplies and the kids will love helping cut the shapes and paint the “jam!” You can adjust your supplies by substituting glue sticks and cutting out the shapes for the kids ahead of time.
Here is what you will need to make your Bread and Jam for Frances Book Preschool Craft:
Bread and Jam for Frances Book Preschool Craft Supplies:
- One thin piece of brown craft foam
- One thin piece of white craft foam
- Bread Template – Download HERE
- Pen or sharpie
- Paint the color of jam
Darice Foam Sheet 12Foam Sheet 9Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint 16oz Purple/Violet
Step 1: Print out your FREE Bread Template. You will need to print one at 100% and one at 85%. Cut each template out.
Step 2: Trace the larger bread template on the brown sheet of foam.
Step 3: Cut out the bread outline on the brown sheet of foam.
Step 4: Trace the smaller bread template on the white sheet of foam. Cut out with scissors.
Step 5: Glue the back of the white piece of “bread”.
Step 6: Glue the white piece of “bread” to the brown piece of “bread” and press down.
Step 7: Place a large dot of paint in the center of the white piece of “bread”.
Step 8: Paint the “jam” on the white piece of paper in whatever pattern you like.
Now you are ready to show off your cute Bread and Jam for Frances Book Preschool Craft!
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This was a favorite book of mine as a child. When I began working at the library that I grew up going to, I was so excited to see that these books were still on the shelves. I love this craft, especially since it goes along with a book.
I’m so glad you loved it! I loved the books too because they were so sweet but also funny.
Antoinette M says
Fun activity for the little kids!