Wednesday, September 30, 2009

stART ~ Do You Have a Hat? and Go Dog Go

A Story + Art = A Great stART!

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our book and art project and maybe even share your own too! For an explanation of stART click here.

This week we read Do You Have a Hat? by Eileen Spinelli, which is a cute rhyming book that tells about the different hats that some historical people have worn. We actually got this book for free inside a cheerios box when Emily was a baby!

We also read Go, Dog. Go! (Beginner Books) by P. D. Eastman. This is one of Emily's favorite books and it has a lot of great concepts in it, such as in and out, under over, colors, stop and go. Emily's favorite part of the book is when one of the dogs say "Do you like my hat?" and the other dog says "I do not like that hat"

Both of these books inspired us to make our own hats! I found the directions for folding a paper hat here and made one for Emily and one for me. Then I gave Emily some art supplies and let her decorate her hat however she wanted to.

Emily picked a green hat and wanted to color it with a green marker, green is curently her favorite color!

Emily enjoyed gluing some sequens and spangles on to her hat.



She also glued some feathers on and then added some sequens and spangles on top of the feather...I was very impresed!

Our finished hats!

Do you like our hats???

Emily decided to try her hat on Juliette too!



  1. My Family My Forever~Eating the Alphabet
  2. Ten Kids and a Dog - Ten Apples up on Top
  3. Superheroes and Princesses - Draw Me a Star
  4. BoysRuleMyLife - Planes and How They Work
  5. Jolly Mommy and Little Mouse
  6. handmade beginnings - Growing Vegetable Soup
  7. Mouse Grows Mouse Learns - Arnolds Apple Tree
  8. Almost Unschoolers - Snow Pumpkin
  9. Growing Up Our Style
  1. The Harris Family (pumpkins)
  2. Mouse Paint
  3. Blackberry Banquet : w / blackberry dyed playdoh+paint
  4. stART : Blueberries for Sal @ Smart Pumpkin Patch
  5. Izzie Mac and Me
  6. Rogers Family Circus ( SeasonsofArnoldsAppleTr ee)
  7. The Adventures of Bear
  8. The ramblings and adventures of a SAHM
  9. Monkey See Monkey Do (Mrs Wishy Washys farm)

  10. This linky list is now closed.

14 comments:

Susana said...

Your hats are adorable! I've never heard of your hat book--have to look into it, but we like Go Dog Go too:-).

LOVE your project this week!

Christy said...

Great books and great hats! Cute photos too!

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Cute hats!!! You're a braver mommy than I am! I'm not ready for sequins...three boys and sequins? Oh my. LOL! Love the hats, though. Thanks for hosting!

Raising a Happy Child said...

The hats are cute - interestingly, I was just thinking yesterday how fun it would be to decorate the hat for Halloween. Maybe I need to practice first :) Love the picture of two of you in your hats, very sweet.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Let me be the first to say, "I do. What a hat! I like it! I like that party hat!"

The Harris Family said...

cute pictue. What a fun project.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very nice hats - and great story choices. Emily looks like she might think it's a pirate hat - love the face!

Dana Maize said...

You have a great site and are giving me so many great ideas for my little ones! I love what you do with yours!

growing and learning by leaps and bounds said...

cute hats! looks like alot of fun!

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

I love the bling Emily and you used on your hats. Such a sweet picture of the two of you. Decorating hats makes for lots of creative fun.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

gorgeous hats. ahh i forgot about the mclinky today, hopefully we can participate next week!! i love STart!!

The girl who painted trees said...

Cute idea. Bear loves hats!

April said...

Man, I missed out this week! I have been MIA for a few days now. I love the pic of you two wearing the hats, so cute and funny.

sbswtp said...

I think I finally got it :) and have linked up with you!!!!

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