For our 31 Days of Read-Alouds, I tried to pick books that were not specific to boys or girls, but I just couldn’t leave The Best-Loved Doll off the list.
I still have my very worn copy of The Best-Loved Doll and love reading it to my girls. In this story a little girl is invited to a party. She is supposed to bring a doll and she really wants to bring her worn out doll even though she knows it will not win a prize.
The lesson in The Best-Loved Doll is that true beauty is on the inside, not on the outside! A great message for your little girls!
Activities for The Best-Loved Doll
The best activity for The Best-Loved Doll is to host your own doll tea party. This doesn’t have to be a big production, just invite a few friends or family members to bring their favorite doll over for an afternoon of fun and games.
Serve doll-sized items like mini cupcakes, take photos of the girls and their dolls, and even do mini makeovers on the girls and their dolls. I attended several of these parties as a child and they were always my favorite!
- Design your own paper dolls
- Free American Girl printable word search, crossword puzzle and more
- Doll sized worksheets to “play school” with your dolls
- Letter D Activity Sheets