{story & art} The Poky Little Puppy’s Wonderful Winter Day

Written by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling

This stART project was a last minute idea on Monday night.  I found our book, The Poky Little Puppy’s Wonderful Winter Day, in our rapidly expanding book collection.  I had just read The Poky Little Puppy to Thing 1 and Thing 2 the night before and they loved it, so I figured this might be a good winter book to use with my boys.

I had two craft options in mind to go with this book.  The first was making coffee filter snowflakes.

Supplies:
coffee filters
pencil
scissors
markers

Directions:

1.  Fold your coffee filter in half 3 times.  We tried to fold it 4 different times, but it was too hard for my boys to cut them.

2.  Thing 1 was struggling to understand how exactly he needed to cut the coffee filter, so I drew some lines on one side of the coffee filter for him to follow while he cut out.  He liked this much better.  It also turned into great cutting practice for both boys.

3.  Unfold and color.  I think the coloring was Thing 1’s favorite part.  Yes, we know snowflakes are supposed to be white, but the boys love to decorate.  Then hang them wherever you want.  Thing 1 taped his into several windows in our house, however, he didn’t hang them high enough and before I could get a picture, Thing 3 had come behind him and taken them all down.

 The second is the 3d snowflake craft (HERE) that was listed on my January Checklist.   However, Thing 2 wanted to make an orange snowflake and only put a few beads on it.  I only have a picture of Thing 2 making it, I never got a picture of the finished product, which has since been turned into something else.

It was a great way to talk about winter, despite the fact that it was 60 degrees outside.

 

Comments: 7

  1. Rose says:

    Ooooh… I like how you drew the lines. That would help my kids out so much. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Aww! We have The Poky Little Puppy book and Liam really likes it. Didn’t know there was a winter version.

    I like your crafts! Especially your little boys orange snowflake. I just know my little boy would do the same thing. He loves orange. 🙂

    • Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling says:

      I found that book on our bookshelf the night before we did the craft. I think we originally bought it at a garage sale, when we bought the whole box of books. The boys loved it. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love coffee filter snowflakes! The girls liked the Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas, I will have to look for this book for us to read together too.

    Thank you for linking up to stART 🙂

    ~Michelle @ A Mommy’s Adventures

  4. Diana says:

    Great ideas! I found you via For the Kids Friday and am a new follower. I have a new meme called Thematic Thursday and this week’s theme is Winter/Snow. I’d love to see this post linked up. Find Thematic Thursday here.

  5. These maybe the only kinds of snowflakes we see too. They are lovely.