Thursday, September 16, 2010

stART ~ A Day at the Apple Orchard

 

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 A Day at the Apple Orchard, by Megan Faulkner and Adam Krawesky.  This is a great book that describes a child's trip to an apple orchard.  Emily was excited to see all the photographs and to talk about when we went apple picking last year with her little cousin.  I loved all the information that this book shared in a fun way.  At first I thought that it would be boring for her, but it actually held her attention as we discussed the information I read and things that were going on in the photographs.

After reading this book we made some cute apple sun catchers.  All you need is a clear plastic lid, paint brush, watered down glue, green craft foam and a brown pipe cleaner.  Apple SuncatcherFirst, I punched a hole in the top of a clear plastic lid, then Emily glued red tissue paper on to the lid.  Once all the glue was dry she threaded a brown pipe cleaner through the hole in the lid and a green leaf that I cut out of craft foam.  To finish it she twisted the pipe cleaner together to make it look like a stem. 

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Emily was very proud of her finished sun catcher!!

17 comments:

RedTedArt said...

What lovely apples! I like all the steps - lots to do and have fun!

Maggy

Miller Moments said...

Great idea! I actually have this book on reserve at the library so I'll have to remember to do this project once it comes in. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I love the apple! Now I need to see if our library has this book.

Stacie said...

Oh, we loved reading that book last week during our apple theme!! We didn't have an orchard nearby, but my aunt had several trees we could pick apples from! It was really fun!

Christy said...

I have never seen a suncatcher made like that - I love it. Emily did a great job.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Emily looks so proud of her work - how cute!

April said...

I have never seen a suncatcher project like that. Very cute! I want to do some apple activities with my little girl but I still haven't got around to it.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

We adore apple crafts. That one looks like fun to make and must be pretty to display.

Julie said...

That's cute! I never thought to make a suncatcher with a lid. What a great idea!

Our Family said...

I love this idea! It is so simple & cute!!
I've really enjoyed taking a look around your blog! You have so many great ideas! And I love how you are seeking to teach your little ones about God. I look forward to reading more! :)
Jessica

Förskoleburken said...

Thanks for the invite, here I am! Love the apple craft!

Kim Monaco said...

Thanks for sharing your Story and Art. I love the ideas!

Lindsay said...

cute cute cute!! I have mine ready to go for next week :-)

Canndace @NaturallyEducational said...

Wonderful! We have our "Apple Week" scheduled for next month. I LOVE apples!

Chef Penny said...

What a fantastic idea! We read a lot too and it is always fun to tie some projects in with it as well. Your week looks fun!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great idea. I need to look for the book to read to JDaniel.

Thanks for letting me know about it on Mom Loop!

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