Friday, July 29, 2011
For our camping storytime, I made a little paper campfire, complete with stones for the perimeter, out of paper (see picture). Paper towel rolls make great logs – add to them some paper flames and paper rocks, and there you go! For a bonus, use old cereal boxes to cut out stick shapes. Glue white squares to the end and pretend to toast marshmallows!
Storytelling and campfires go hand in hand, but if you aren't comfortable telling a story or making up one as a group, then there are plenty of camping books to share!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I'm not sure what caused it, but there has been quite the run on pet picture books lately like: Children Make Terrible Pets, Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet, Wanted: The Perfect Pet, A Pet for Petunia, and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy and even some fun children's chapter books, such as: The DC Super-Pets series, Ellie McDoodle: Best Friends Fur-Ever, and Lulu and the Brontosaurus.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For the other craft, I took the pattern here, blew it up slightly and adapted the craft to the supplies I had on hand. Instead of plain paper or construction paper, we used scrapbook paper and added google eyes, and then gold glitter to the tails. They turned out terrific (pictured above)! The variety of colors and patterns really made the fireflies pretty and unique!
If you have any other firefly or lightning bug suggetions, please feel free to add them below!