Thursday, February 2, 2012

stART ~ Groundhog Stays up Late

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. 

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This week we read Groundhog Stays Up Late, by Margery Cuyler.  We read this book last year too, I think that  this is such a cute story.  The  little groundhog does not want to sleep through winter and instead decides to play.  Soon he realizes that it is not fun alone and tricks his friends into thinking it is spring so they will wake up early.  Emily actually made the project to go along with this book at school, but loved using it as we were reading the book. 

To make this puppet all you need is a Styrofoam cup, a green party streamer, a popsicle stick and a picture of a groundhog (or you/your child can draw their own)

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Color the cup with a brown crayon, glue the green party streamer around the top of the cup, then snip the part that hangs over to look like grass.

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Color and cut the groundhog and glue it onto the craft stick.  Poke the craft stick through the bottom of the cup then push it up and down.

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Emily took her puppet outside to see if he would see his shadow, then when he did she pulled him into the cup and said six more weeks of winter!!

We also sand a cute song to go along with our puppet.  Emily loved the Mr. Groundhog song when she was little.  Click here to see video of her singing it when she was little.

Happy Groundhog’s Day!!

3 comments:

Dana said...

What a great craft idea for Groundhog Day ! Might try this.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Those peek-a-boo crafts are so fun on Groundhog's Day. Really Emily, six more weeks? Our groundhog does not agree!

Ewa said...

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