Thursday, March 18, 2010

That's What Leprechauns Do

Since this is St Patrick’s Day week we couldn’t possibly skip Ireland in our country hops and in our reading choices. I saw That’s What Leprechauns Do reviewed on many blogs already. I cannot say that Anna really enjoyed it in the beginning – she is clearly growing up to be a judge or a policewoman and dislikes tricks. She was kind of dismayed to see leprechauns playing tricks, especially the one with the pants tied in a knot. Her attitude changed quite a bit yesterday when a leprechaun visited her classroom while children were playing outside. He glittered the classroom with green glitter, but didn’t mess anything up. In fact, he even left green frogs for children with chocolate kisses inside. Anna also liked the rainbow and a pot of gold story, and she really wanted to make a cute leprechaun craft that we found at DTLK site. In Mar14_Leprechaun1 fact she was at me for days asking to make it – it’s very rare for her to be so excited about the craft. She even volunteered to cut certain pieces, but then was not too pleased with the results and asked me to cut it “closer to the lines”. Then she glued little guy in. I have to say that she would very much rather use either a stapler or a scotch tape for any kind of “put things together” activities – I guess she saw me do these kinds of things often enough :) Here is our finished leprechaun:

Mar14_Leprechaun2For more story stretchers, visit StArt at A Mommy’s Adventures.

16 comments:

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

very cute - nice job!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

How great, that Anna was eager for the project! And, it turned out very cute.

Playing by the book said...

Looks like the two of you had a good time. My girls also like the instant results that staplers and sellotape give you - waiting for glue to dry can be so boring!

Debbie said...

So cute! So nice to see Anna excited about an art project!

Crunchy and Green said...

What a cute leprechaun craft, and so glad she was excited to do it! My kids prefer tape, too, if I let them.

Ticia said...

He turned out so cute. How exciting that she wanted to do a craft!

sbswtp said...

such a cute project!

SANDRA said...

We read and reviewed the book. I think you have an idea how my boys responded to it. I had to discuss with them why pranks are wrong.

The craft your daughter made was fabulous!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

very cute!

Julie said...

Great leprechaun! She did a great job putting it together!

MamaGames said...

What a fun little craft - and how neat that she was so excited about this one!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a CUTE leprechaun!!

Michelle said...

What a cute leprechaun!! How exciting that she was into this project. It is awesome that she cut those out and so cute that she asked you to get closer to the lines. Thank you for linking up :0)

Pathfinder Mom said...

I love the leprechaun - he's adorable!

Brimful Curiosities said...

A leprechaun visited my daughter's classroom as well. Very, very exciting...especial since he left candy. So glad all enjoyed the little project...he looks ready to dance!

Joyful Learner said...

I think JC was confused by the pranks...why would anyone tie someone's pants together...and what's up with the egg switching. But I thought they were harmless fun and showed JC that they were just being silly. Hmm...I think I have a little leprechaun in me! We both enjoyed the book.

Good job on the craft project!