We are preparing for kindergarten with this No Sew Water Bottle Holder for Back-to-School. This post is sponsored by HarperCollins and the I Can Read! Early Reader Series. All kindergarten-ready opinions are my own.
No Sew Water Bottle Holder with I Can Read!
250 sight words memorized by the end of kindergarten – no pressure.
I’ve got one little girl entering the “BIG school” this year and we are doing everything we can this summer to make her kindergarten year the best school year ever. Reading is not only a priority, it’s a necessity for my daughter’s love of learning for all of her school years to come. Find out how we’re using the I Can Read! Early Reader Series to help prepare for kindergarten, plus make your own No Sew Water Bottle Holder for Back-to-School (inspired by Pinkalicious), and be sure to scroll down for a fun giveaway!
Getting Ready for Kindergarten with I Can Read!
I admit that getting a 5-year old excited about reading is not always an easy task. Unlike her brother (who can read a chapter book with no prompting), it takes a bit more coaxing to get my daughter to read without a groan. But with kindergarten on the horizon, reading is our #1 priority. And when flash cards and reading logs don’t work, I call in the reinforcements.
I Can Read! Early Reader Series is a fun and easy way to get my kindergartner excited about learning to read. The easy I Can Read! color coded levels help parents and kids find the books that fit their learning needs. The “My First: Shared Reading” and “Level 1: Beginning Reading” levels are perfect for my upcoming kindergartner. With characters she knows and loves like Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, The Berenstain Bears and more, lots of colorful illustrations, stories geared for little learners and simple sentences for success, my daughter is slowly but surely gaining the confidence to sound out words, read on her own and most importantly get excited about the big school year ahead.
This girly girl can’t get enough of Pinkalicious. Pink + unicorns + excitement for school = one happy little girl. We’ve been reading this book over and over to get ready for kindergarten.
No Sew Water Bottle Holder, inspired by Pinkalicious!
My little girl just absolutely adores everything Pinkalicious. Inspired by her new Pinkalicious I Can Read! Early Reader Series book, we are getting ready for kindergarten a little early with this easy No Sew Water Bottle Holder. Reading and growing go hand in hand, and we always have a drink ready during our reading time together. I want to ensure that she always has water on hand to fuel up her little brain for more learning, especially during school. Can you guess what color we made it? Yup, PINK! Ready to make your own Pinkalicious No Sew Water Bottle Holder in just a few minutes? Here’s how:
What You Will Need:
- (1) O-Ring (found in the plumbing section of your home improvement store)
- Sturdy ribbon (we chose this fun pink pom-pom ribbon)
- 1/4-inch thick ribbon cut into about 6 inch strips (get creative and use different colors, patterns and more!)
- Hot Glue
- Cut your sturdy ribbon to fit your child (either cross body or strap).
- Tie each end of the sturdy ribbon strap around the O-Ring and secure with a knot. Hot glue the knot in place. Allow to dry.
- Loop in your 1/4-inch thick ribbon strips around the O-Ring as shown. Alternate colors if desired.
- Place the neck of your water bottle into the middle of the O-ring.
Allow your child to carry,
and drink from their own no sew water bottle holder!
Perfect for carrying around with her this kindergarten school year or on-the-go for our many after-school adventures, I love how this no sew water bottle holder expresses her love of pink and encourages her to read more Pinkalicious books! Help get your little learner ready for the school year with I Can Read! Early Reader Series books. Check out all of the amazing kid-friendly titles at ICanRead.com.
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