Thursday, February 11, 2010

stART ~ If You Give a Pig a Party



Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too! The linky will be open all week. Click on the button above for more details about participating in stART.

Pig A Party

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.

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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. IMG_1700

Emily glued on a green pom pom at the top.

IMG_1702 She sprinkled it with glitter and since their was glue in the paint it stuck very nicely!!IMG_1704

She loved adding sequins and mini pom poms, which was great fine motor skills practice.

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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 :)

IMG_1709 Emily’s finished birthday hat!!



16 comments:

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

What a cute book & craft! Aren't die cuts awesome?! We do not have one put our local library has one that you can use for free.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY! I know what you mean mama - time flies! The blessing is that we don't miss anything because we get to stay home with them! :)

Christy said...

Very cute! I love Laura Numeroff books.

Happy Birthday Emily! I know what you mean about it going by so fast, Reagan is going to be 4 in March. Time flies.

Lindsay said...

What a fun project! Happy almost Birthday to Emily :-)

Cassie said...

Those look like such fun activities!

sbswtp said...

So cute!!! Can't wait for her party...hopefully the snow stops by then :)

Stacy said...

How cute....and Happy Birthday to Emily!

Ticia said...

Happy birthday to Emily, her hat turned out so cute.

Wonder Mom said...

Hey, it isn't a party without glitter!

April said...

Happy birthday to Emily, shes getting so big! Very cute party hat!

vanessa said...

Happy Birthday to Emily! The hat came out beautifully. :) I love the felt three!

Brimful Curiosities said...

An early happy birthday. Such a cute hat!

Raising a Happy Child said...

How exciting! Happy upcoming birthday to Emily - her birthday hat looks awesome. I also really like your idea to create your own stories following If You Give A... format.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to Emily! What a cute hat she made!

Preschool Mom said...

A cute project! They do grow up so fast!

Trudie said...

Great project, hope that she has a blessed birthday!

melaniet42 said...

This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a while - LOVE it!! So glad I found your blog. I'll definitely be linking up on these!!!

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