This is a sewn quiet book my mom made for her grandkids- it is so amazing! Every page has a purpose and learning opportunity. The fabric colors and patterns are so fun! I decided to show it off for her so those of you looking for a DIY Quiet Book idea might be inspired. Allow me to take you page by page.
I love that my mom made them all with handles. My daughter calls it her church purse (we keep it in the closet, special for Sundays). The pages and handles are soft, and there is a Velcro closing latch.
This is a fun sensory page. It is hard to tell in the photo, but each element of this page is a different texture or material. The sun is a shiny fabric. The cloud is a soft fleece fabric. The ocean scene Velcros shut. The outside of it is a sheen blue. Inside, you have a metal anchor chain. There is a textured fabric star fish, a sequin fish, a jelly fish of fringe, and seaweed of ribbon and fringe. The shark is not attached to the page, it is a finger puppet made of faux leather!
Pages 3 & 4:
Page 3 is simply a felt board. On page 4, there is a buttoned envelope containing different shapes my daughter can construct on the felt board. A circle sun, a star, a crescent moon, a triangle roof, a square house, an oval tree, and a rectangle trunk.
Each felt tile has a number, 1-10 as well as a plus, minus and equal sign. This math page is great for as she grows and learns more about her numbers. Until then, she loves counting the beads on the ribbon as she slides them back and forth.
The last page has a zipper pocket containing notepads and crayons. My daughter loves learned to use the zipper. She can draw pictures quietly when she’s done with the other pages of this Quiet Book.
The backside of this quiet book is the same as the front, except that hanging on the Velcro latch is a drawstring pouch for a marble maze:
It is hard to tell in photo, but this blind maze has a marble inside that you slide in a zig zag motion to reach the end. Flip it over and slide the marble back the other way. The maze pocket was sewn with lines that don’t quiet reach the other side, allowing the marble to move down the pocket row by row.
This quiet book is a huge hit not only with my mom’s grandkids that she made them for, but with each kid that comes across it. Sometimes at church the kids that sit around us want a turn at it too- and all the moms marvel at the ideas and fabric of it all.
Just for pinterest fun, I’ve created a collage of these photos all in one (but feel free to pin any image):