Wednesday, August 26, 2009


A Story + Art = A Great stART!!

We love reading all different kinds of books and doing projects in our house. A lot of the time we are inspired to do our projects based on a book that we have enjoyed. I thought it would be fun to share some of the books we are reading and the art projects that we do with them.
Each Thursday I will post my "stART" project and if you have a book related art project that you did during the week I would love it if you joined us and linked up!

If you would like to participate:
  • Read a book with your child
  • Do an art project to go with your book
  • Post about it and add a link back to A Mommy's Adventures
  • Leave a link to your post on the MckLinky

I hope we will all be able to share some great books as well as some fun art projects to go along with them!


Rebecca said...

Sounds fun!

The Attached Mama said...

WOW! Fantastic! I will definitely try to participate! Hopefully this will motivate me and keep me accountable to do some more literature based learning!!!

Thanks very much!!

Bran said...

good idea! I hope to join in sometimes.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I am glad that you found an idea for your own carnival! We will be sure to join one of those days :)

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I love this idea! The name is super cute too

Stacy said...

What a great idea! We look forward to joining in on the fun!

Peterson Party said...

Super idea! We love to read books and do projects based on the books, although I don't know that I would always consider our projects to be "art". I am looking forward to seeing more of your stART projects!

Annette W. said...

I have loved seeing these around my friends' blogs. We did Humpty Dumpty today...I'm assuming a nursery rhyme kind of equals a story. :) As long as my camera works tomorrow, I hope to post!

Thanks for a great idea, clever name, and fun stuff!

Donette said...

Cute name and something i will try to add to our week

Brenda said...

this is so fun. I think I might even get my mommy group involved too.

Zoe said...


Just about all my blog posts might count as stART posts - sometimes we read a book and get inspired, othertimes we do something crafty and look for a book that fits well with what we've enjoyed doing:
Playing by the book
I'm *really* looking forward to seeing and reading about other stART projects :-) And of course, I'd love to see you over at Playing by the book too.

Susie Buetow said...

Love this! Great job! When my girls were younger we did this a lot! I also taught it in a school system. We homeschool now. My two fav books to do this with are "Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs" and "Go Away Big Green Monster". @susieqtpies

angee said...

I love this!!! I do this a lot through the Blissfully Domestic website (twice a month), as well as on my own blog.

I just posted one on the Polar Express: Although, this is more of an interactive activity than an art project!

As a former teacher, as well, I think it's a great resource for moms to expand the learning and keep their kids excited about reading! I'll definitely be checking back to see all your great ideas!


Angee :)

Mama to 5 said...

how to I put your stART button on my blog & link it to yours?

Fiona said...

I want to join in St-art but how do I link back to your page and how do I ddd your st-art icon?

Genevieve Richer said...

So doing this! What a PERFECT summer project! New to you and THRILLED! Now a follower both here and on fb! Also just added your button to my blog!

Alissa said...

Where's the McLinky?? My post uses a book to develop maths concepts more than art, but I thought I'd link up anyway :)
Here @ Excuse Me Mrs.C!

2 Pequeños Traviesos said...

Hi Michelle! I just did my 1st official stART project. Here's the link to my blog:
And here's the link to my Carnival Page:


Parent and Child Reading Assistance said...

I love this idea of connecting and sharing. I have a facebook community where I'd love anyone to add links to ideas related to reading with children. Feel free to post anything to the wall or start a discussion.
You can find it by searching in the facebook search box. Just type in We Teach Children to Read. I think you'll find it. I posted a link to this page today.

Country Fun said...

Followed you this past year, pinning many of the projects in pinterest. I'm also one that does projects along with books we read and have for many years. I post projects on my blog: May start linking here this year, but for sure will keep folowing.

corner wardrobe said...

I love this idea! The name is super cute too


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