Since we mailed off our package a few weeks ago the girls have been excited about this project! The Summer Book Exchange 2013 is here at 3 Dinosaurs.
Our Box came from Feels Like Home.
First we opened the box. We looked through each item and then read the letter with instructions. We looked through each activity in the box.
We read the book Tiger, Tiger. This was a new book for us! All 3 girls loved it and also liked the shadow! We talked about the rainforest and went over some of the animals in the pictures that were sent to color. We talked also about what we knew about the rainforest already.
First we painted out boxes and let them dry.
The girls then did their Roll and Color a Tiger. They used Crayola 12ct Watercolor Colored Pencils. We loved these. This time we dipped the pencil in water and painted.
Next the girls colored the rainforest animals they were going to put in their dioramas. We used the oil pastels and the Crayola 12ct Watercolor Colored Pencils.
After the boxes were dry they started to put together their dioramas. This was tons of fun for them because we have not done it very often. My youngest was not always as involved with everything but got involved more as she saw her sisters doing fun things. Each of them had their own ideas of what they wanted to do and what their rainforest should look like. I gave suggestions but they were most often not used.
This finished product!
This was a totally new project for us. The girls asked if they could make a MUCH bigger one after this one. So we shall see what will happen.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com