Thursday, April 8, 2010

stART ~ Good Morning, Pond

  

Welcome to  stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too.  All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures so that everyone can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.

I added a stART tab in my navigation bar to make it easier to search for past stART projects.  Be sure to check it out!!  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.

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This week we read Good Morning, Pond, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.  This book starts off with a frog leaping into the pond and waking up all the animals that live in and around the pond and ends with three children coming to see all the animals in the pond.  Emily loved acting out the different sounds and motions of the various animals in this story, of course the frog was her very favorite.  I liked that it was written in a semi cumulative story form.  It made if a lot of fun to read and easy for Emily to follow along.

I picked this book out because Emily loves frogs at the moment and I thought that she would enjoy reading a book with a frog in it and then making a frog project to go with it.  I love projects made out of paper plates so I thought it would be fun to make a frog out of one.  To go along with this book.

Paper Plate Frog

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First, Emily painted the front and back of a paper plate green.

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While the paper plate was drying Emily colored in black circles on the top of two green bottle tops.  (We had these in our huge bottle top collection.) IMG_2895

I drew and cut out frog arms and legs on green construction paper.  Emily received Do-a-Dot markers for Easter (She was so excited!!) so she wanted to color in the frogs arms and legs a little more with them. 

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After all the pieces were dry,  Emily folded the paper plate in half and I made a small slit in the middle of the fold to slide the tongue which I cut out of craft foam through.   Then Emily glued on the arms, legs…. IMG_2899

… and eyes.

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26 comments:

Anne said...

I love the eyes of the frog. We have so many lids that I have been saving. This will be perfect!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Michelle - Too cute! I love Emily's frog! :)
Nicole

Char said...

This is such a fun idea. I did something similar when I taught kindergarten. I never thought to use bottle lids for eyes. What a great idea!

sbswtp said...

Super cute!!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great project! It's awesome that you chose both a book and an activity based on something she loves.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

How cute, love that you recycled pop bottle tops for the eyes.

Jenny said...

That is the cutest frog!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very good idea to save all those bottle tops!

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter has frogs as her preschool class pet and she always loves reading books about frogs. We haven't read that title yet. Does the tongue move in and out for your frog? It looks like it does. Very cute.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Oh my, that is the cutest frog! His little red tongue is perfect.

Donette said...

That is adorable!
I will post mine as soon as I can get back into my ISP. My blog is currently offline :(

Michelle said...

Thank you very much,

Yes the frogs tongue does move in and out, I need to make it a little longer but it is still fun moving from side to side :0)

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

I love the bottle top eyes!

Lindsay said...

What a cute frog! I love the eyes :-)

Z-Kids said...

Love that little tongue! Hope he finds some tasty flies!
Z-Dad

Julie said...

I love this frog! I've been wanting to do a pond activity with the kids so may have to make a frog with them when we do it.

Ticia said...

Okay, so I didn't add my comment yet. The frog turned out oh so cute! Did the eyes stay on well? I'd be worried about the glue not holding, my kids always freak out when things fall off their projects.

Michelle said...

Ticia ~ So far Emily has been playing with it and the eyes have stayed on, I figured if they fell off we would have to break out the hot glue gun for a better hold, But so far so good :0)

Trudie said...

Emily did a super job! Turned out great!

melaniet42 said...

That frog is fantastic - we'll have to remember this one!!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

I always love your crafts! They are so detailed! Can you come craft with my kids? LOL

artsy_momma said...

We made your strawberry craft from one of your other stART projects for our color red crafts.... thanks for the great idea! I was actually stumped on red crafts.

Michelle said...

Cute frog! I am linking up our literature activities to StArt. =) This week we did The Runaway Bunny and make paper flowers and did some Drip Drop Painting to go along with the book. =)

Christy said...

Cute. I like the frog's eyes!

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

Michelle, if i knew how to draw frog legs i would sooo be all over this activity! your frog came out gorgeous!

Jackie H. said...

I was looking for some pond activities because my boy is all about ponds and lakes right now. I love this!! I might just make the head of the frog. He just turned 2 and his attention span isn't that long. But I think it would look cute just like that.

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