Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ready to read another book? Let's go!

Between July 15th and July 31st we are reading:The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!
There are so many possibilities for activities with this book! So far Little Girl and I have only done one, but I promise that there will be more in the next two weeks...!

While I know that Little Girl is still a little too little to do too many arts and crafts projects, that doesn't stop me from trying! So I decided we would make a hungry caterpillar together. I cut out rough ovals of colored papers and put scrapbooking mounting squares on the backs. Then I let her stick the pieces where she wanted to on the paper. Sure, there was a lot of picking them back up, and I did have to re-stick the piece with a glue stick when she was done, but it worked really well! Once the pieces were down I drew on the caterpillar's eyes and antennae, and Little Girl colored whatever she wanted, and added some buggie stickers.

I can't honestly tell you which one of us had more fun, but I can promise that fun was had!

There will be more coming from us, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Happy reading!!


Little Girl and I had the opportunity to feed our very own Very Hungry Caterpillar! Using an egg-carton caterpillar and her plastic toy food, we let the very hungry guy eat whatever he wanted...!

(Pictures coming soon... I thought they were on the computer, but I can't find them...!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mouse Paint

It's time for the first book of our Crafty Book Club!!

Between July 1 and July 14 let's all read:

This is a great book to learn about primary and secondary colors. So far, I have tried to get Little Girl to finger paint with me and to color with crayons... Neither one has been too successful... But I still have a couple of ideas to try before the next book...

So have fun! I can't wait to see what everyone does!!

So we found a way to make finger painting work for Little Girl... Paint with yogurt!!

Little Girl had a GREAT time, and made quite a masterpiece on her tray!