Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Storytime Activity- Parrot fun!

Today at storytime we met three parrots and read a story called "If You Were a Parrot" and walks through the daily life of a pet parrot.  

We decided to talk about parrots at home and I found this great balancing parrot craft.  

First I let Evin do the coloring.  He's got a pretty short attention we didn't get very far.  Then I cut it out and glued in to a cardboard box.  I cut it out again and then glued the other half of the parrot to the other side.  Took me about 15 minutes.  

This is what it looked like when it was done!  Pretty cool!  I was pretty excited to show Evin!

 He promptly threw down the parrot and tried to put the ring on his tractor......

and his head.......

Then I helped him put the parrot back on and he ran to show his dad.  

 Then he taught his parrot to hang upside down from the ring too.....while riding a sea turtle I might add!

We also practiced color sorting with feathers that we got at hobby lobby. 

 He did a great job putting the feathers in the right color cups and even practiced saying his colors too.  

This activity came out of the book we read today!  We haven't tried this one but check this out!
Parrot Beak craft

Hope you enjoy the activities!  See you at next week's storytime!