We'll be starting our pond theme lesson plan next week, but I thought we could do our stART project on the book One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. This is a fun book about a duck that gets stuck in the mud by a pond and needs help from its forest and pond friends to get free.
You can do so many lesson plans around this book...science, math, rhyming words, social interactions, etc. For now, we simply read the book and did a craft. We'll use this book next week for some fun math and word play.
Our project was to make paper bag duck puppets. I pulled out our puppet theatre that I made Little J years ago. It is simply a piece of hemmed fabric that has a pocket for a tension rod to slip through. After they finished their puppets, I hung the curtain in a doorway and the kids had fun playing with their creations.
*Paper bag (white or yellow would be ideal, but we just had brown)
*Yellow and Orange construction paper
Trace one of their hands on yellow construction paper and cut it out to use as the duck's head feathers. Once again, proving just about anything can be made from a handprint!
Using a piece of orange construction paper, cut out the bill and glue it on the bag. Glue the googly eyes in place and you're done.
There was a lot of quacking going on in our kitchen.
stART is hosted by Michelle at A Mommy's Adventures. Hop over and see some other creative projects!