15 Madeline Activities & Snacks

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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmens is one of our all-time favourite books, so we were so excited when our Virtual Book Club for Kids chose it as the November selection.

Just in case you didn’t catch our original Madeline Sensory Bin post, I thought I’d gather all of the links from the other participating bloggers in one easy place for you, so here are 15 Madeline Activities & Snacks to try after reading the book!

Do your kids love Madeline as much as mine do? This collection of 15 Madeline Activities & Snacks inspired by the classic book has everything from art, to gross motor activities, to snacks and everything in between!

Name Recognition & Pre-Writing

Learn in the comfort of bed with this Name in Bed & Name Writing Activity (image below) from Preschool Powol Packets.

We love our Montessori sand trays for learning how to write (image above), and with this Made”line” Sensory Tray Writing from Growing Book by Book you also get a free printable to support this great fine motor activity!

Math and name recognition activities inspired by Madeline

Numbers

Math, matching and emotions all figure in this Doubles Activity for Preschoolers from Toddler Approved. I love the pictures of her daughter imitating the stick faces!

Those iconic hats are used for some clever Skip counting 2’s with Madeline from Rainy Day Mum.

A great craft for kids is extended even further into a counting activity with this Flowers for Madeline post from The Educator’s Spin on It.

Sensory

Our Madeline Small World & Sensory Bin (seen in the top image) was made specifically for the book, but anything Paris-inspired or yellow and blue would work perfectly for exploring after the book.

Madeline-inspired snacks and a Madeline lunch box idea are great ways to extend the book and have a bit of fun

Cooking

This Madeline Snack from Still Playing School can be done in just minutes for a quick snack to accompany the book.

Our Madeline-inspired lunch box idea can be made by kids, or made as a lunchbox surprise!

Or, of course, you could make madelines! We’ll be sharing our recipe shortly, but for now you can trust David Lebowitz to share all of his tips for making these delicious-looking lemon-glazed madelines.

STEAM activities inspired by the classic children's book, Madeline. From L to R, identifying body parts, building the Eiffel Tower, and patterning with craft sticks

Science

I Can Teach My Child shares a great toddler approach to Learning about Body Parts with Madeline.

Use a variety of building blocks to attempt to Build the Eiffel Tower just like Inspiration Laboratories.

Colours

I love love love this Exploring Art & Color (in top image) activity from Mama Miss and can’t wait to replicate it with Ella. I especially love the use of the black hot glue!

This Color Pattern Craft Sticks from 3 Dinosaurs is super easy and fast to do – it would make a great busy bag or traveling activity.

Do your kids love Madeline as much as mine do? This collection of 15 Madeline Activities & Snacks inspired by the classic book has everything from art, to gross motor activities, to snacks and everything in between!

Gross Motor

Practice walking in a straight line (or do a zig-zag!) with these simple tape activities from Hands on as We Grow.

Extend the fun with these crazy variations on the (Montessori-inspired) walk the line activity with this Madeline Movement Game from Mom Inspired Life.

Shapes

Another quick to set up activity with this Toddler Shape Activity from Pleasantest Thing which just needs a bit of paper and possibly some stickers!

The Virtual Book Club for kids is a monthly collection of book-inspired ideas from some of the best kid bloggers on the web.

Although we won’t have an official book for next month, several of us will still be sharing book-inspired posts so stay tuned!

Is there a book you would like to see a collection of ideas for? Make sure to pin this for later if your kids love Madeline, too!

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