Friday, April 23, 2010

stART - What Makes a Bird a Bird?

Each Thursday A Mommy's Adventures does a great blog carnival. Read a story to your child; then accompany it by art.

This week, we're doing a unit on birds from Hubbard's Cupboard. Watch for our tot school post later in the week (no, really, I'll do it this week, I promise!)

Today, we read What Makes a Bird a Bird? by May Garelick

Description from Amazon:
"What is the one special thing that makes a bird a bird? Is it flying, or building a nest, or laying eggs? In this beautifully illustrated book, May Garelick poses many questions that lead the reader on an exciting search to find out what makes a bird a bird."

The book was a little long for my 3-year-old, but we got through it. The answer to "What makes a bird a bird?" is feathers, so we made a feather collage:
Carefully putting on the glue

Adding the feathers

The finished product. I wonder how many will end up on the floor instead of stuck to the paper once I hang it on our craft wall? Good thing little man can't get near there because of the baby gate :)


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vanessa said...

I love the feather collage! Turned out great--thanks for linking up!

Ginny Marie said...

That looks like an awesome book! I'm always looking for good non-fiction books. The feather project looks fun, too! :)

Cheryl said...

I love these Story and Art posts! I can't wait to participate when my little one gets older :)

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