Thursday, February 23, 2012

stART ~ If You Give a Pig a Party

Welcome to stART!  I am sorry I didn’t post last week, but we were all recovering from a horrible stomach virus and then preparing for Emily’s 5th Birthday Party.  We are back and 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 week we have been reading If You Give A Pig A Party, by Laura Numeroff.  The girls love all of the books in the “If You Give A…” series by Laura Numeroff.  This one was especially perfect since we have been busy celebrating Emily’s 5th (Oh my goodness how is she 5 already!!) birthday.  The story line is simple but very cute, it tells  about all the funny things that happen if you give a party for a pig. The book kept both Emily and Juliette engaged in the story and is also wonderful for teaching cause and effect.

For this story we thought it would be fun to make a big and since we had some pink balloons leftover from Emily’s Party we used them, the girls were so excited to do some crafting with a balloon!  It is always fun to see how they react to new or different craft/art supplies :)

 IMG_1986 IMG_1987 I drew the shapes for the pig on pink construction paper and the girls cut them out.

IMG_1988 IMG_1994Then they colored them and added details with crayons.

IMG_1989IMG_1995Next, they taped the ears and snout on to the pink balloon.


Finally, and I think their favorite part was using the black marker to make the eyes and mouth.

IMG_1993IMG_1998 Emily and Juliette’s Partying Balloon Pigs!!!


Esther said...

Balloon Pigs look so adorable!

Kristina said...

Cute balloon pigs! And sorry you all were feeling yucky last week-- no fun! Glad ya'll are better!

Little Wonders' Days said...

Those are the cutest little pigs! Great idea to go along with your book.

Books4Learning said...

That is an adorable activity. Perfect for that book!

Desiree said...

Oh my, so cute! What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Your pig is super cute! What fun!

Unknown said...

Your pig balloons are super cute! Hope you are all feeling better! :)

vicky1970 said...

Hi there,
Love your blog and that pig balloon is adorable! So glad I found you...I am your newest follower. Come on by and visit me sometime, I teach first and blog about mommyhood too. :o)
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