Big Flip

You and your child will create your own flip book in this easy and entertaining activity.
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Big Flip


  • 15 to 20 minutes


  • Package of 3 x 5-inch index cards
  • Pen


  1. Pick a basic shape like a circle or triangle and draw the shape on an index card.
  2. Draw the same shape on 12 to 15 more cards, changing the shape slightly in position or size.
  3. Put the cards back into a "deck" and hold them tightly on one side and then flip through. The faster the cards are flipped, the more the shape will appear to dance and wiggle.


  • Work together to draw a simple stick figure that will move across each successive card.