For stART (story + ART) today, we read Patrick Cooper's Never Trust a Squirrel. It's a lighthearted, cautionary tale about listening to parents' instructions, and learning which voices to ignore, in the world. So, we incorporated an element of listening, and following advice, into our craft.
I gave the girls squirrel dot-to-dot's, printed from here. Which, at ages 4, and 5, are still tricky for them, so they had to follow instructions, and pay attention to connect the correct dots. Every once, and a while they zipped ahead, and ran into trouble.
They colored in their squirrels, and glued them onto cereal box cardboard.
Then, I cut them out for them, and punched holes...
Which again, called for help, and advice, to stitch the yarn through the right side, and the correct hole. Luckily for the girls, and the little guinea pig in Cooper's story, they had someone trustworthy to guide them.
Be sure to check out this week's stART link-up at A Mommy's Adventures, for even more story stretching arts, and crafts.
It's great to be a homeschooler.