Thursday, October 29, 2009

stART ~ I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

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 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!, by Lucille Colandro. This is a fun repetitive Halloween version of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, which is one of Emily's favorite books!

I found this great project idea and new that I had to try it this week with Emily. All I needed was a Ziploc sandwich bag, printout of "The Old Lady" and some crayons.


I cut the Old Lady in half and Emily colored in her top and bottom.

Emily glued the Old Lady's head to the top of the bag and the feet to the bottom.
I printed out cards with the different things she swallowed to go into the bag.


Emily LOVED this project. It will be great for helping us retell the story!!




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20 comments:

The girl who painted trees said...

The McLinky says it is closed?

here's our stART
http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com/2009/10/start-elmer.html

I'll check back later to see if it is fixed.

Love your project. It is a super way to retell the story.

Christy said...

We LOVE this book. We actually have a felt board set that we use when we read the book, and my kids think it is hysterical. Cute project.

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a nice project. I am still warming up to "There Was an Old Lady" series - I looked at it in the library and didn't like it much. Emily is really good at coloring.

By the way, your McLinky is closed - maybe you could fix it :)

Julie said...

We saw this book in the store and thought it was funny! Great project to go with it. :)

sbswtp said...

Very cute idea :) It turned out great!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We love to read the Thanksgiving version of this book - I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie - we might have to try out the Ziploc idea later on.

Our project this week is at www.almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-face-paint-for-start.html

The Harris Family said...

adorable idea. We are going to have to use this activity soon with on of the "old lady swallowed" books.

April said...

I love "An Old Lady". I have 2 versions of the original as well as the Thanksgiving version. I also have some stacking cards to go with the original. Thanks for the fun activity, I really enjoy storytelling props.

Jenny said...

That's so cute!

Lil' Ms. P said...

I love projects that have the child/student following along/interacting with the story. There are so many "There Was An Old Lady..." that you will be able to easily adapted this project to go along with all of them.

whisperingwhispers said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought of doing something like this. Thank you for sharing!

Elise said...

I really like the ziplock bag idea for this. So cute and fun. We finally joined you with the stART project for the first time today. We can't wait to jump on board with you every week. Thank you for hosting such a creative and enjoyable craft activity.

Susana said...

I've never seen this version of this story. It would be so fun! Thanks for sharing it, and her finished project turned out great too:-)!!

vanessa said...

I love this idea. We have the "Swallowed a Fly" version somewhere--I think Juliet will love placing the objects in the bag!

Denise said...

I love activities that allow children to participate in a retelling of a book. I know my girls will enjoy this.

Brimful Curiosities said...

That's such a fun "Old Lady" craft. Might have to try it sometime. We focused on ghosts this week! BOO!

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

I love this idea!

Ticia said...

We've been reading this book over and over and over this week.
What a great idea to make the interactive one, that Christi's of the felt board. I forgot to link up this week, we only had a nursery rhyme to of linked, but oh well. There's always another week, hopefully next week won't be so crazy......

Angie @ Kids Matter said...

We love this book and we are linking back to you on Monday's blog post. Thanks!

Reagan said...

Too cute! We're doing this today! Thanks for linking the stART series! Suck a great idea we've added it to our weekly schedule AND are preparing to teach a co-op class in the spring using this idea! Thanks a bunch!

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