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 sprinkled it with glitter and since their was glue in the paint it stuck very nicely!!
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 :)
Emily’s finished birthday hat!!
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! :)
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.
What a fun project! Happy almost Birthday to Emily :-)
Those look like such fun activities!
So cute!!! Can't wait for her party...hopefully the snow stops by then :)
How cute....and Happy Birthday to Emily!
Happy birthday to Emily, her hat turned out so cute.
Hey, it isn't a party without glitter!
Happy birthday to Emily, shes getting so big! Very cute party hat!
Happy Birthday to Emily! The hat came out beautifully. :) I love the felt three!
An early happy birthday. Such a cute hat!
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.
Happy Birthday to Emily! What a cute hat she made!
A cute project! They do grow up so fast!
Great project, hope that she has a blessed birthday!
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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