Over at Book Worms BookNook they have a reading theme challenge every week. Last week the book was:
Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell
I was not on the ball last week so I did not get our activity posted, but we sure had a lot of fun this morning making some turtles! We are making 10 turtles total so as we read the book we can take one away each time another turtle leaves in the book. Aidan really enjoys these counting games as we always do one at our library story time, so I thought this would be a fun way to incorporate math, art, and reading together!
What we used:
Green construction paper
Turtle pattern from Preschool Express (I used the 4" pattern)
Aidan painted each of the individual egg carton "turtle shells".
Ella helped with a couple as well. I love the look of concentration on her face!
While the paint was drying, I traced and cut out turtles with the turtle pattern and green construction paper. When the paint was dry, Aidan glued the shell onto the turtle's back and then glued on some googly eyes.
I might also grab some felt next time we are at Walmart and make some turtles for our flannel board so we could also use those as we read the story. If you don't have a flannel board at home but would like to make one, I found a pretty good tutorial over here.
Has anyone else read this story? It really is an adorable book. Have you done any fun turtle crafts?