Thursday, September 23, 2010

stART ~ Cookie’s Week


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 somewhere in your post so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


This week we read Cookie's Week, by Cindy Ward.  This is another one of Emily’s most requested books to read at bedtime.  It is a simple story about the naughty things, like knocking a plant of the window that a cat, named Cookie does each day of the week.  This book is wonderful for teaching many different concepts such as cause and effect as well as days of the week.

For our art project Emily told me that she wanted to make a cat.  I thought that it would be fun to make a shape cat since we had a shape themed Muffin Tin Monday at the beginning of the week.  It is always fun when we are actually able to tie everything together really nicely like that :0)

First I cut out all the shapes and had everything ready for Emily before we started.  I cut out:

  • 1 Large Black Oval
  • 2 Black Triangles
  • 2 Smaller Pink Triangles
  • 2 Small Black Ovals
  • 1 Large Black Circle
  • 1 Small Pink Heart
  • 1 Large Black C Shape


Emily listened to my directions to find the shapes that we needed.

Cat Picture Then she glued them together.  I gave her very general directions and let her place things where she thought they would look best.  When I cut out the shapes and had it waiting for her I actually had it laid out differently.  I love how she made hers look though :0)


She drew the face with white crayons…


…and colored in his fur with brown, grey, black and orange crayons.

IMG_5240 Here is Emily’s Shape Cat.  She said his name is Jay Jay, just like Aunt Jayme and Uncle Jonathan’s cat.


RedTedArt said...

With a title like Cookie's week, I was totally expecting a whole bunch of cookies and was then surprised by your lovely cat! How sweet!

Will see if I can get Red Ted to do an "assembly" project. He may JUST be ready for it!

Thank you for lovely linky as always!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, that is too cute! She did a great job.

Brimful Curiosities said...

That "C" tail does look ready to cause some damage. That smiling, mischievous black kitty! I adore the little pink heart nose. We have a cat and I know my kids would like making their own shape kitty.

Gidget Girl Reading said...

we love cookies week!!! :) great cat!

Debbie said...

I love her cat, it turned out great. That sounds like a cute book as well.

Toyin O. said...

Very cute.

LitLass said...

I love her cat!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

We like that book too! Adorable kitty. :)

Rebecca said...

My kids love this simple silly book!

Anonymous said...

oo this is adorable!! We like this book as well :-)

Michelle Gibson said...

I have never seen this book before ~ sounds cute! I love that you let her choose her project and the cat is cute!

We did an edible craft ~ hope that counts! :D

Jackie Higgins said...

Gosh, her art is always so good. :) Love Cookie's Week. When I taught Reading Recovery that was one of our most loved books!!! In fact, I think I still have it memorized :)

Kara said...

Such a great book and a very adorable cat! Just discovered your blog and I love it- I'm your newest follower!

kewkew said...

It's been a while since I read that book. I think I will put it on my list for books to read when we do our letter C. And I love the shape cat. I haven't done shape crafts for a while, but they used to be something I would gravitate toward. Love making things out of shapes. I really like your daughter's cat. I also love to tie things together. It just feels right to me.


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