Thursday, October 27, 2011

stART ~ Stellaluna

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.  I have also included a list of all the blogs that participate in stART.  **This is a work in progress so if you have participated and would like to be added to the list, leave me a comment and let me know :0)


Emily and Juliette enjoyed listening to Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon.  This is a wonderful story about a bat that is separated from its mother after they are attacked by an owl.  Stellaluna lands in a bird’s nest and is then raised with the family of birds.  She begins to act like the birds, eating bugs, sleeping at night and sleeping upright in their nest.  One day when she learns to fly she finds her mother and learns that she can see in the dark and that she is supposed to sleep upside down.  Stellaluna is excited to tell the birds what she has learned, but they soon find out that although they are very similar to each other, they are also very different.  Emily was happy that they were still friends at the end of the story.  I thought this was a great story, and liked the facts that are included throughout the story and on the last to pages as well.

To go along with this book we made toilet paper tube bats.  I folded the tops of the tubes down in opposite directions to make the two points for the ears and point at the bottom for the body. IMG_0651IMG_0650  Emily and Juliette painted their bats and once they were dry glued on there wings and used small red dot stickers for the eyes.IMG_0718

The girls finished bats.

Now it is your turn!! Click below to link up a book you read and the project or activity that you did to go with it.


Julie said...

What a cute story. I need to look for that book at our library. I think M would love it and they're learning about bats this week at school too! I like the toilet paper tube bats!

Unknown said...

I love the way the gray body looks wit the black wings. They are so cute!

Ticia said...

My kids loved making bats like that last year. I should try it again this year.

And I LOVE Stellaluna.


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