Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter Books

I would like to recommend two great books for this season
The first is about bunnies. The title is Bunnies on the Go by Rick Walton, illustrated by Paige Miglio, published by Harper Collins. This book is about a bunch of bunnies that are going on vacation. They investigate many different kinds of transportation. It rhymes and is a good follow up to So Many Bunnies by the same author.
The second one is a gorgeous and informative book titled An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long, published by Chronicle Books. In this book, a child will see eggs from all different birds, fish and reptiles. Along with telling about eggs, each illustration is labeled with the type of egg, from very common to very rare. The end papers are stunning with a wide variety of interesting eggs to study. I highly recommend this, even for older children who may want to investigate this topic more fully.


Art Project: Hen and Chick card.

For this chick card project you will need: Construction paper for beaks, crayons to draw the eyes, tape, and scissors, and three same size envelopes (all the same color.) One will be the hen's body, the other two will become her wings and two baby chicks. Turn the two envelopes vertically one on each side of the main body. Cut off the tops of each side envelope so that they are all the same size. Save the two pieces you cut off for later. Bring the wing envelopes behind and tape to the body envelope in the back (they will overlap a little). The flaps are now on either side of the body, able to fold forward along the crease. Cut small triangles and tape on the pointed flaps to be the beaks.









Your two excess pieces can now be turned into the baby chicks by holding vertically and adding eyes and beaks. They fit right inside the body envelope. Write your sentiment on each one as shown.








Draw the eyes for the mother hen so that they will be under the wings when closed. Your card is ready to give to someone special!

9 comments:

Becky said...

arent you the crafty one, You do the best things with paper.

~*Joni said...

Oh this is so cute! I love how the mother is hovering over her babies. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for another great paper project and book recommendations!

Ashley said...

This is ADORABLE!

xiumaiyuki said...

this is so CUTE!! I'm gonna make these for my neighbor's kids for Easter.

Lisa Phillippi said...

How cute & clever! Makes me wish for little ones!

laos348 said...

Very cute kids project!

Cindy said...

Just toooooo cute!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so cute!!! What a fabulous project to bring smiles to the kids.

Alison Anderson said...

How cute!!! This is great!