Thursday, April 7, 2011

stART ~ The Easter Chick


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 by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

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.

image This week we read The Easter Chick , by Geraldine Elschner.  This is a cute story about a little chick that wants to be born on Easter Sunday.  All the animals in the barnyard are not really sure when that is since it always falls on a different date each year.  The old owl however, helps the mother hen and her chick to know when Easter Sunday is.  The story is well written and the illustrations are beautiful.

We made some really cute Easter Chicks hatching from their eggs to go along with this book!

IMG_7754Emily and Juliette decorated a yellow oval piece of construction paper with yellow markers, feathers and tissue paper.  Then they added a white half shell and yellow wings.  Then they glued on two wiggly eyes and a orange beak.  Although I had everything prepared in advance they were able to put their chicks together however they liked. IMG_7755 IMG_7756

I love seeing how each one comes out looking different even though they had all of the same supplies to work with :0) IMG_7767

Emily’s chick

(the black is where the shell is cracking some more)


Juliette’s Chick

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An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

They are both very cute, too!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

What a cute idea. The book sounds pretty interesting too!

shawnacy said...

that's my favorite part about kid art. how much each piece they create is a total reflection of themselves.
thank you for hosting!

Amanda said...

That is a super cute project- I love the added feathers :)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

I love those chicks!

Brimful Curiosities said...

They do have that just hatched look! This past week we've been watching live coverage of a pair of eagles while they wait for their eaglets to hatch. The kids are captivated!

Anonymous said...

I also love seeing how different the crafts turn out too! We made a similar one that had a whole egg "cracked" in half, with the top half that opens, and the chick inside.

Katie said...

That sounds like a great book!

The girl who painted trees said...

We just signed out this book today (before I even saw your post!). Haven't read it yet though. Think we'll do a chick craft though:) Thanks for the idea.

jfb57 said...

I found your fabulous blog via Red Ted Art who knew I'd love it! She also thought that you might like to link over at the Resource Centre. That is a space where crafters meet teachers to share ideas & resources. I love stART & I know teachers will have all sorts of books etc that they need help finding activities for. I have mentioned your blog on this week's RC & I'd love you to link this fab idea & become a regular contributor!

kewkew said...

These are adorable. The book sounds great too. Gotta check it out.
I would love it if you would link up this craft to our Hopping Along to Easter blog hop.

Jackie Higgins said...

I was searching for a great chick coming out of an egg craft!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Shauna said...

Darling Chick Craft. I am excited to link up to my first stART link up party with my "I Can Take Care of My Teeth Kit". Wonderful idea for a link up party. I too love children's literature and art!
Take care,


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