During the last few weeks we have been learning about winter and polar animals. I have not as yet posted all our polar animal activities, but they are coming. One of the books I read to the kids was Tacky the Penguin.
My grandkids LOVED this book, and I caught The Director even reading it when I was getting other projects ready. I “catch” him reading all the time now. When I bring new books over for the week, he is always reading them while I get ready to start our day. Although he has always, and I mean always (since birth) been fascinated with print, he has really taken off this year in reading. I thank Ready 2 Read for this. It warms my heart to see this.
I decided to do an art project that I first saw on a kindergarten blog. You can see the original here. She even provides a pattern for Tacky. I cut out a few of the Tacky bodies, and used some of my scrapbook paper that I have had for years for the shirts and ties. I cut a couple of each pattern just in case they wanted to do the same one which they didn’t. So first they added the shirt.
Then, they picked a tie. Sweet Pea picked pink of course.
The Director got adventurous with his choice of prints.
Next the eyes.
Now add the beak (or bill).
And the feet and flippers.
Since I had extras of everything they each made two. These are Sweet Peas.
These are The Director’s. I didn’t notice until taking the picture that they are almost exactly the same except one Tacky has green eyes.
This was a great project and they really enjoyed it. We read a couple more of Tacky’s adventures in the days following this project.
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