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This week Emily has been talking about the zoo nonstop! We were supposed to go to the zoo on Sunday, but were unable to go because it ended up raining all day. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to go this weekend. In preparation for our trip to the zoo we have been reading all of the books we have about the zoo. So far Emily’s favorite is Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, by Bill Martin Jr. This book uses a fun repetitive and predictable text to introduce children to the different animals that can be found at the zoo and the sounds that they make. I loved that by the middle of the book Emily was helping me read it!
After reading the book I asked Emily which animal she would want to have in her own zoo. She picked the peacock, and right away I knew Emily would love to make the pretty peacock pictures that I saw on The Frugal Family Fun Blog.
Once Emily’s picture was finished I knew we had to put her peacock in a cage like at the zoo. So we used an old styraphone lunch tray and some yarn to make a cage.
Emily glued her peacock picture to the tray
Emily used a blunt tip yarn needle to sew through the holes that I made in the styraphone tray.
I helped her go back and forth into the correct holes, but otherwise she did this on her own. My mom has been working with her on doing plastic canvas so she is used to sewing.
Emily’s Pretty Peacock at the zoo.