Thursday, November 5, 2009

stART ~ Five Green and Speckled Frogs


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 Five Green and Speckled Frogs, by Priscilla Burris. This is a cute book based on the song. The repetitive text makes it easy for Emily to read, or sing along.
Since Emily has been requesting this book so often I knew it had to be used for our stART project this week! I wanted another project that could help her tell the story and this is what I came up with. I printed out a frog clipart and then all I needed was 6 popsicle sticks, a paper towel tube and supplies to decorate the frogs.
IMG_9934Emily colored the frogs with different shades of green
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Emily decorated the frogs with wiggly eyes and sequins
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Emily colored the paper towel tube with brown marker and glued on some sequins.
I taped popsicle sticks to the frogs and made 5 slits in the paper towel tube. I also made a slit in the back and added a popsicle stick to help it stand up on its own.
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Emily’s Five Green and Speckled Frogs!!


20 comments:

vanessa said...

We've never read this book, but I know Juliet would love it. I love the craft project, too! Great way to reuse a paper towel tube!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very cute frogs - I'm going to have to do a search for the song - it's one we haven't heard.

Also - I goofed my link, are you able to correct it from your end? Sorry :(

Stacy said...

This is so cute!

Christy said...

Super cute! We'll have to look for that book because my kids love the song.

Ticia said...

Love the idea of using a paper towel tube and the slits.

Karen said...

Love this craft! Very Cute! Thanks for including the printable. I will definately be doing this with my son.

Raising a Happy Child said...

We haven't read the book, but Anna likes to listen to Raffi's songs, and our CD has this one. Your project turned out super cute - how fun to execute something so big.

Rebecca said...

I love it!!

Jenny said...

I've never heard of that book. It sounds cute and what a fun project too!

Lynn said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! Great project!!! I have got to find that book!!

sbswtp said...

very cute project!!!

Denise said...

I am so going to use this. My little girl loves to revisit books using story props.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Very adorable, all sitting on a log!

Jeanette said...

Oh that is so cute. Filing this idea away because it looks like a lot of fun!

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

I really liked how you came up with the log for the frogs and the fact that Emily's craft can be used every time you tell the story. Such a creative and fun idea.

Emily's open ended art project is beautiful. I think it is such a great idea to expose children to different artisits and their styles.

We have not used Microsoft Paint yet, but after seeing your post about this, I am very keen to check it out.

April said...

Great, great, great! You always have such great ideas!

Eva said...

oh wow that's soo cute! I would love to try this out :)

Zoe said...

aaagh! :-) I keep meaning to link up with stART - it's just such a fab idea, but every week Thursday comes and goes and before I know it, I've missed it... still, I'm an optimist, so I know I WILL be taking part soon ;-)

Diana said...

This is one of our favorite songs. Cute craft idea! I'll have to print out those frogs and let my boys decorate them.

Wendy and Karen said...

This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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