Monday, May 23, 2011

HOMESCHOOL - Ladybug Theme Part 3 - The Grouchy Ladybug Folder

 This is one of the fun activities (part of our ladybug theme) we worked on after reading "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle this past week. We "extended" the story a bit by making our own additional pages! I simply made a page with appropriate text as in the book itself but left parts blank. My daughter decided what animals she would like to draw and what they would show the ladybug which might seem scary to it. Together, we added the text after she finished her drawings. HOWEVER - we left the "time" part blank on purpose. Then I slipped the pages into plastic sleeves and let my daughter fill in the time portions with a dry erase marker (unless you have the kind which is washable, watch your child carefully while they do this!). This way, if she would like to change the times later on - she can. Or if I would like to use these pages for more practice on telling time to the hour or half hour or whatever, I can easily go back, tell her a time to write in the blank and show on the clock, and she can complete it.

Fun variation: Use your child's thumbprints for the ladybug part of the drawing! :) We did not do this, but I think it would be an adorable idea. :)

Close up of one of the pages.  I found a blank clock picture/insert here:  www.lucylearns.com/printable-clock-face.html


NEXT THEME: BIRDS....

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