Saturday, January 29, 2011

Groundhog Shape Craft - Triangles

Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub, is the story of a groundhog weatherman who realizes, it is impossible for him to tell the weather, for the entire country, at once. To solve the problem, he opens a weather school, to teach other groundhogs the trade. Along the way, Holub, also teaches the reader a good deal about both groundhogs, and the weather.

The book was a little long for C (age 4), to make it through in one sitting, but she enjoyed the marmot filled illustrations, and wanted to make a groundhog craft, to go with it.

Since we've been on a geometry kick lately, I thought it would be fun to see if we could make a groundhog out of triangles.


We cheated a little, by cutting the corners off the triangles for the head...


...and ears...


...turning them into irregular pentagons...



...but C was pretty happy with the end result.


I like the way she glued the arms on, so they're touching the face, like he's scared. It looks like six more weeks of winter to me, but you'll probably want to check with your local groundhog, for the forecast in your area.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Christy said...

That is a cute craft. From the looks of things around here, spring is not coming anytime soon.

Raising a Happy Child said...

This sounds like a fun book to check out... except the whole point of a groundhog predicting the end of winter doesn't make too much sense in our area. Love the craft your girls made to go with it.

Debbie said...

This is so cute! I don't think spring is going to come too soon here either. Don't know what the groundhog has said about it, but it sure doesn't feel like Spring is ready to come yet.

Wonder Mom said...

OK- you have made me TOTALLY rethink what I was going to do with my preschool stART class on Monday...curse you and your brilliantly cute, educational ideas!

Elise said...

Now that's a challenge - trying to make a groundhog out of triangles. This is one very special groundhog.

Elle Belles Bows said...

Great job! It looks so cute! Kerri

schmobes said...

Very cute! I linked to you on my blog, I hope you don't mind!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Schmobes - I don't mind - thanks!