Friday, January 14, 2011

Pockets Full of Fun!

Books we read:
Boing! by Nick Bruel
A Pocket Full of Pets by Jane Belke Moncure
Mommy in My Pocket by Carol Hunt Senderak
Pouch by David Ezra Stein
Katy No Pocket by Emmy Payne

When we read Boing,  we hopped and jumped like the animals that were showing the baby kangaroo how to hop.  This helped get some wiggles out.

For the craft, we made our own pockets!

The pocket is made out of craft foam.  We also colored baby kangaroos to put inside.  This was a good project for the kids to practice new skills (sewing the yarn around the edges).

Materials needed:  Craft foam, (2 pieces per pocket, one cut in half.  You can cut a "c" shape into one side if you want), yarn, hole puncher (yes, I punched all the holes in the foam, but the end product was cute and the children had fun with it, so it was worth it), tape.  Tape one ond of the yarn to make it easier to thread the yard through the holes (nail polish also works. Be sure to let it dry first)

 For some kangaroo coloring page templates, click here 

I copy and pasted them to a word document and sized them smaller so they would fit into the pockets we made.

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