Friday, January 21, 2011

If You Give a Pig a Party....

Laura Numeroff and Felicity Bond have collaborated on some many fun children's books, like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Well, she's done it again....If You Give a Pig a Party. We are on Letter P in our alphabet progression this week, and I wanted to do something fun. So we had a Pajama Party and had a couple of fun "pig" projects.
I just love how things work out!! Trianna's mom brought snacks today and it worked into the lesson plan so well, that you would have thought we had planned it out together! But we didn't and guess what kind of cupcakes we got--PIGS!! They were so stinkin' cute and we ate them right after we read our darling PIG book.
Our Alphabet books are growing. Lots and lots of great words start with letter P, but it's not always easy to find something that will glue well and not be an inch high when you're done with the page.
So today, we had a little fun with Letter P. We "painted" the glue onto the P with a "paintbrush".
Then everyone had a turn to run their hands through the massive bowl of PEAS. What a sensory treat and a carpet nightmare ;)
But there's just something extra cool about feeling things that we aren't normally allowed to. Since these won't be going into the soup pot--sticky hands were welcome to plow and twirl through the bowl.
After the glue was painted on our letters, we sprinkled them with the peas. We got great results, and when they are dry, they will slide right into our books.
Stay tuned to the great things we are doing for Letter Q next week!

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