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Anyone out there knows of a very special pig? One who gets into all kinds of mischief while effortlessly pulling off snazzy striped outfits? That’s right, this week we’re reading Olivia, written and illustrated by Ian Falconer! Join us this week as we play with Olivia and read one of our favorite stories about one of our favorite pigs. Follow Olivia throughout her day as she sings songs, dresses up, and dances. Afterward, create a paper doll of Olivia in all her different costumes!
Follow along with this post to create with us at home and don’t forget to join us live every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 p.m. where we sing a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, do silly stretches and exercises, and read a storybook, all from the comfort of your living room.
*A note on supplies: If you don’t have exactly the supplies listed, improvise! These projects are designed to be versatile, so feel free to use whatever materials and tools you have at home. And if your final product looks different than what you see here, that’s wonderful!
- Print Olivia and clothes templates (template 1 & template 2)
- Something to draw with: colored pencils, markers, crayons
- Glue, tape, or stapler
STEP 1: Color in Olivia and her clothes
Use your coloring materials to add color to Olivia and her clothes. Get creative! What kinds of colors and patterns do you think Olivia would like to wear?
STEP 2: Cut out Olivia’s clothes and costumes
Carefully cut out Olivia’s clothes to create her paper wardrobe. Make sure to get grownup help with scissors!
STEP 3: Dress up Olivia!
Now to the most fun part of all. Dress up Olivia in any combination of her clothes and costumes! Imagine where she might be going and create an outfit combo to match! Going to the beach? Cap only! Performing in a show? Purple dress it is! Have fun with it.
We hope you enjoy this activity! Share your creations in the comments below and during our online sessions of Little New Yorkers @ Home Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 p.m. See you then!
By Olivia Sweet