Thursday, May 27, 2010

One Duck Stuck, stART project

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, 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
*Googly eyes
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!


Jenny said...

We like that book. I really need to make one of those puppet theaters for us.

maggy, red ted art said...

Love the puppet! Esp the use of the hand! How cute! And will look into book. We mainly do craft projects but may be it is time to add a little maths etc! Thank you.


Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Looks like a precious book, just from the cover. Can't wait to see what other projects it inspires!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We made puppets too. I love the hand comb.

Charlene said...

Love the little puppet show - cute!

Dropping by via stART!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This puppet is super cute, and easy to make. I bet the kids had a lot of fun reenacting the stories.

Brimful Curiosities said...

We like Phyllis Root and reviewed one of her other books last week for stART. One Duck Stuck gives the mouth a work out!

Christy said...

We read this book recently. It is SO cute! I love your puppet too.

My son will be graduating from Kindergarten in a few weeks.

Heather said...

You do so many fun kids' projects! I would love it if you would link up to some of them on my Sharing Time link party each week!
Hope you're having a great day,