Mother’s Day Projects: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

April 30, 2012

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother , Too? by Eric Carle

Why we love this book:

This book celebrates mothers! The simple, repetitive rhyme highlights animals and their mothers making it a natural shared reading experience,

“Does A Kangaroo have a mother, too? YES! A KANGAROO has a mother. Just like me and you.” With a few pauses here and there, children quickly chime in on the patterned text as it introduces each new animal and its mother.

Simple little books can pack big learning opportunities:

  • collage art
  • animal names and beginning sounds
  • simple, high frequency words: yes, has, like, me, and, you, does,  have, too, love
  • punctuation: exclamation point, question mark, period

Mother’s Day Projects

Mother’s Day Portraits: samples of Mommy Portraits and Children’s Conversations about Mommy

Handmade Mother’s Day Cards: step by step collage directions and samples

Easy Photo Frames: step by step directions and samples

  • We painted these photo frames at Christmas but at the time I thought they would make a lovely Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.

Container Herb Gardens: step by step directions, soil mixture and samples

  • Since both Grandma’s love to garden, the kiddos usually plant a special container garden for their Mother’s Day Gifts

Mosaic Flower Pot from Family Fun Magazine

  • Read the reviews for tips to make this project a success

Recipe Guides for Children: Mother’s Day Breakfast or Lunch

  • This year I might take the entire day off and have the kiddos cook up all of the meals. They do know how to cook breakfast and lunch.
  • I’m dreaming of breakfast in bed!

Life with Jeannine

We’re GIVING AWAY one hardcover copy of  Does A Kangaroo Have A Mothers, Too? by Eric Carle.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is your favorite Eric Carle book? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, May 3, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, May 4, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

Sharing this week at:

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Hip Homeschool Moms




{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

maryanne @ mama smiles April 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Oh, I hope your kids feel better soon – and that you stay healthy!

We love “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” – actually, I prefer the original Brown Bear, but Polar Bear is both Johnny and Lily’s favorite.

Robin April 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I just love Eric Carle. I have used his books in so many ways to enhance many a lessons. I like the very quiet cricket.

Anne April 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I love Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too, but perhaps my favorite Carle is The Very Quiet Cricket. I love the perseverance and the reward in the end. Hope your little one is doing better soon! We just struggled through a viral kind of week around here too.

Sarah paff April 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hard to pick one but I love The Very Lonely Firefly

Ellie May 1, 2012 at 2:23 am

Eric Carle has written so many wonderful books, and it’s hard to pick just one favorite, but I guess I’d have to say that my favorite is still The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Perhaps this is because it was also a favorite of mine during my own early childhood!
Happy May Day and wishes for a speedy recovery!

judith kayser May 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I love La Mariquita Malhumorada /The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. It’s the one book where his main character is multi-dimensional(she actually get’s upset!) Hooooray for real characters:)j.kayser

laura carr May 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

The Very Hungry Catepiller

Tara H May 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

We like the Brown Bear.

Wendy Clark May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

Brown Bear, Brown Bear!

Stasia May 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar will always be my favorite.

Mary A. May 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

We just started reading “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and our daughter is mesmerized by all the bright illustrations. She loves animals, so this book would be a perfect addition to our collection.

Tiffany May 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I have loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar since I was little but my 3 year old loves all the Brown Bear books.

Lauren May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Mariah Abbey October 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

then very hungry caterpillar an all time favorite of mine

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