Thursday, November 5, 2009

eggday

One of popular books last week was Eggday by Joyce Dunbar and Jane Cabrera. In the book a duck asks a male goat, a male horse and a male pig to bring eggs to an “Eggday celebration”. They are all trying really hard to lay eggs until a hen appears, sets them straight regarding their egg-laying abilities and helps them out. It’s a great book for a Farm theme, it has a lot of interesting vocabulary, and it’s pretty funny. My idea for this StArt project was to decorate some eggs. AnNov1_Eggday_SMna was enthusiastic, but results were not really that great. My idea was making eggs out of playdoh, but she insisted that she wants to draw eggs with markers, and this is her representation of a horse egg. Under her hand is my pitiful attempt to draw a horse. After I realized how horribly it looks I went to the closet to look for some animal stickers. By the time I got back she was “all done”. I was hoping to repeat this project, but life got in the way, and it looks like Anna worked out all her crafting energy last week before Halloween.

8 comments:

Ticia said...

I am so getting this book when we get to farms. My kids would love it! They spent last night while my husband was grilling hatching eggs.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

There's a lot of potential to this project - what would a horse's egg look like? Thanks for the fun book suggestion.

Om Mama said...

I haven't seen this book before and it look like a really fun one to share with my preschoolers at the daycare where I work.

Are you hosting "Wht My Child Is Reading this Week"? I didn't see a section for this week in your weekly Linky button.

I shall just leave my link here then for now, Okay?
http://ommamashanti.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-we-are-reading-this-month.html

Michelle said...

Sounds like a really cute book. Great ideas for the projects! I know how it is when a certain little one doesn't share your vision for a project :0) At least she got to enjoy herself in doing what she wanted...that is what it is all about. thanks for linking up this week, I'm looking forward to checking out this book!

sbswtp said...

This looks like a fun book :)

MaryAnne said...

Great StArt idea, and this sounds like a cute book!

Vanessa said...

I love the idea of decorating eggs and I completely relate to the feeling of it not turning out how you envisioned! That happens to us ALL THE TIME!

The girl who painted trees said...

This is going to go on my list of books to get. I love books with interesting vocabulary!

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