Z is for . . .

September 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm Leave a comment

So the letter of today was Z for Zebra and Zoo….. we left it at those two.

So for lunch we had Zebra sandwiches – I made stripes with vegemite. We had a lovely day today so we ended up having a picnic at the beach and a play at the park for our lunch today so only one photo but it is on my mobile and not of the actual striped sandwich.

My ideas for today’s craft came from a variety of sites.

DLTK has the template and instructions to make the Toilet Paper Roll Zebra Very similar to the yellow yak we made last week. (On that note we were reading Dr Seuss’ A B C and he had a yellow yak).

No Time for Flash Cards gave me the idea of the stickers decorating the letter Z. That is found here

Kid’s Craft Weekly gave me the Zebra outline. I wanted to use the idea of striping with the side of a popsicle stick or a washer on a pencil or use a marble but I realised the only black paint we had was watercolour so Emily did a little striping with that but another site (I am sorry I cannot remember which one) had the idea of cutting strips of black paper and getting the children to glue it on. So I did that.

I had a shoebox and was planning on making a zoo in it and I found this site which suggested straws for the bars. Looking at the photo I think our zebras needs to be in a free range zoo. Poor things, they don’t look happy. Emily’s definetly wasn’t happy until Alexander finished his and they had each other for company.

Here are the finished results… I was doing a few other things (mopping floors, getting dinner ready etc) while they were crafting so I didn’t get pictures of them making their craft.

and last but not least

Today we also read

ABC by Dr Seuss
Naughty(Little Zeb) by Caroline Castle about a naughty little zebra
and
1 2 3 Zoo by Eric Carle

Our favourite Zoo book is Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

And now our day is done.

Oh here is one more site with ideas for zoo crafts for preschoolers
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/zoo/art.htm

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