'Guess How Much I love You' by Sam McBratney is one of my all time favourite children's books and I love cuddling up and reading it with Harry. After reading this story together we made a little heart book about how much we love each other (which as any mum would, I loved!)
"Guess home much I love you" says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his Daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but thats just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him.
If you don't already have this board book it is a must have book for all little children ( UK link / US link). We have the recordable version of this book where you can record yourself reading the story for your child to play over and over. We absolutely love it but last time I checked it was unavailable in the UK. US people can get it here (US link)
As we read this story we talked about how much we love each other and showed each other by stretching our arms out as wide as we could.
Then we made and filled in this lovely little heart book together.
How to make a zig zag heart book
Fold a strip of paper in half and then in half again. Use the fold marks to turn it into a zig zag book.
Fold the book up and draw a heart on the first page. Make sure the edge of the heart goes off the card (as that is what stops it falling apart)
Cut the heart out and open your book up. If you want it to stand up chop a bit off the bottom of the heart.
I wrote 'Guess How Much I Love You' on the front of our book. We had a lovely time chatting about how much we love each other. I wrote down some of the things we said and gave the book to Harry for him to keep.
Harry also made this cute handprint craft based on 'Guess How Much I Love You' for Father's Day last year. To make it we stuck two handprints to a strip of painted card which we had folded backwards and forwards to make a spring. I wrote the message 'Daddy I Love You ..... this much ..... Happy Fathers Day'
Harry: Age 3
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