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
Read: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin.
“Pete the Cat puts on his favorite shirt with four, big, colorful, round, groovy buttons.”
But one by one, the buttons pop off and roll away. He realizes that he doesn’t have any buttons on his favorite shirt:
4 – 1 = 3
3 – 1 = 2
2 – 1 =1
1 – 1 = 0
Pete the Cat’s button less shirt opens up and what does he see? His belly button!
What can you do with your buttons?
Use buttons to decorate…anything! Use your imagination!
List of things to decorate with buttons:
Book bag or any kind of bag
Lots of buttons
Needle and thread (if you know how to sew)
Alternative Project: Make your own buttons
Modeling clay in different colors
Make small balls and flatten them. Poke four holes in the center with the pencil. What will you do with your handmade buttons?
*copyright Art work by Marion Constantinides 2015