Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Story + Art = A Great Start!

Today I am linking up with one of my favorite Link ups A Story + Art = A Great Start
-make sure to stop over there and check it out-

One of our Favorite Authors is Jan Brett.
She has such lovely stories and great Illustrations.

Today we read THE HAT
its a favorite!

My reasoning for this book was so that we could discuss winter clothes! 
(if you havent read a jan Brett book please do NOW!)
In this story winter is coming and Lisa gets out the winter clothes to hang on the line to air out, along comes Hedgie and...
thats all I am going to share with you!  Please read the book to your children to find out the rest :)

Well today we decided that we needed to hang our "clothes" on the line as well!

What you need:
A closeline
-i tied a string from one door to another-
-we used paper clothes, that i made that look horrible-

Here are the kids working on hanging clothes on the line:

After our clothes were hung and aired out we took them down to talk about what we need to wear duing the winter months.  Its cold out here so theres a LOT we have to wear!
We then glued our clothing to our paper.

What you need:
Paper clothes that are outdoor snow related

sidenote - I free handed the clothes they were done horribly but the kids don't care so its ALL good...right

Here are a couple of pictures of the kids working hard!

Here is the finished products!

- i love this one because he put it together as though he was dressing someone! -
We have been working on dressing ourselves to go outside!  Its a LOT of work but hopefully in a couple weeks we will have our routine down!!
Here are some pics of the kids outside in their warm clothes:

- don't worry I remind them only eat the white snow not the yellow snow!! -

Day 6 on the advent Calendar was watch a Christmas Movie, my daycare kiddos aren't into watching TV so it lasted about 15mins :) 
To see what we did the other days click on each one!


  1. Super fun project! You did a great job with your free hand drawings. If they kids liked it, there's no problem.
    I'm a new follower from Mingle with Us.

  2. What a beautiful post have enjoyed looking around. I have just found your lovely blog through your blog hop wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

    Always Wendy

  3. Looks like a fun activity that kept them busy which is always a bonus!!Loved the snow clothes photo...i can't imagine having to rug kids up like that here!

  4. What a cute craft and activity to go along with it! Stopping by from TGIF

  5. So much fun! A cute and crafty idea! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?