Blue, Green, Chartreuse Umbrella
Read: The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
A family dog finds a red umbrella on a windy day in the yard. When the dog opens up the umbrella, the wind carries them over the clouds and around the world. They go to Africa where the dog confronts elephants, alligators, hippos, zebras and storks; the oceans and their inhabitants; the tropics; the North Pole and finally, back home.
Project: Decorate an old umbrella and if you want to challenge yourself, give the design a theme: animals, fairies, sports, etc.
An old umbrella
Paint in squeeze bottles
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
The Umbrella Day by Nancy Evans
Umbrella by Taro Yashima
*Copyright Art work by Marion Constantinides 2015
Paper Bag Buddies
Lunch size paper bags, brown or white
Scraps of construction paper
Paste or glue
Ribbon and/or yarn
Sequins, buttons, seeds (for eyes, nose mouth)
Crayon and/or markers and/or colored pencils
Pipe cleaners (for whiskers)
- Choose the pet or animal you will make
- Stuff 1/3 of the bag tightly with crumbled or strips of newspaper to form the head (about two or three sheets).
- Gather the bag at the base of the head. Tie it securely with string or yarn.
- Stuff the rest of the bag with more newspaper and tape the bottom of the bag closed.
- Cut eyes, nose, mouth, and paws from construction paper or use sequins, buttons or seeds. Use pipe cleaners for the whiskers.
- Tie a ribbon or piece of yarn around the neck.
- Add buttons or other decorations to dress up you paper bag pet.
Make a paper bag person. Use yarn for hair and wiggle eyes. Follow the directions above.