Thursday, May 19, 2011

stART ~ Beetle Bop

 

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!

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This week we found Beetle Bop, by Denise Fleming at our Library.  This is a cute book with a fun descriptive text about all different types of beetle bugs.  It was perfect since Emily has been learning about bugs at school.  Although the book does not go into much detail it is a great way to share all different descriptive words that can be used to talk about beetles.  It was a lot of fun to read and Emily and I were able to talk about what we saw on each page.

After reading the book we decided to make some of our one bugs.  I still have cardboard egg cartons in my supply stash so I gave one to Emily for the body of her beetle.   IMG_8009IMG_8010   Emily decided she wanted to make a lady bug so I gave her a marker and some red paint.  Then she asked for wiggly eyes and pipe cleaners for legs.IMG_8013

Emily’s Finished Lady Bug

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While Emily was working on her project Juliette took one of the egg carton cups to decorate her own.  Although she did not add any extra details to it she had a great time working on this project “with” Emily! 

4 comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

I like how your egg carton ladybug turned out. It's a nice change from the paper ladybug crafts. My daughter read "The Grouchy Ladybug" in school last week. The teacher took pictures of the kids with grouchy faces and then the kids made a grouchy ladybug that looked like themselves as a craft.

Jackie H. said...

Very creative. I love Denise Fleming but I haven't read this one yet. I'll have to take a look.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We found ladybug eggs on our apple tree, this week. I'll keep this craft in mind!

Shauna said...

My little ones like this book as well. Cute craft to go along with it.
Shauna
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