This week we enjoyed reading If You Give A Pig A Party, by Laura Numeroff. This is another really cute book from the “If You Give A…” series by Laura Numeroff. The story line is simple but so cute about all the funny things that happens if you through a party for a pig. It kept Emily engaged in the story and is also wonderful for teaching cause and effect. We have even started telling our own stories similar to this using Emily in them. (If you give Emily a pickle, she will think of barbecues in the summer and want to go play outside…) She thinks it is very funny to be apart of her own little story!!
This book was a very appropriate pick for the week since Emily’s 3rd Birthday is on Saturday (I still can not believe she is going to be 3 it feels like yesterday that she was born!!) For our stART project we thought it would be fun to make a party hat to go along with this story. I saw a neat stamping idea in Martha Stewart's Magazine that I wanted to try out so we used it for this project.
Emily’s Birthday Hat
Emily picked, (now this will not be a surprise for many of you) GREEN for the color of her hat. So I cut out a party hat shape, gave her some paint with glue mixed into it and a rolled up piece of corrugated cardboard for her to print with.
I rolled up a piece of corrugated cardboard and taped it so it would stay together. Then Emily dipped it into green paint that I mixed with glue.
Emily glued on a green pom pom at the top.
She loved adding sequins and mini pom poms, which was great fine motor skills practice.
Finally Emily added a felt 3 that my mom cut out for her with our new die cuts (so exciting!!!) since every birthday hat should say how old you will be :)