This week we read a book (one of Mr. T’s favorites) called Actual Size by Steve Jenkins:
So our theme was animals…large & small! This book has illustrations of animals that are drawn to scale, so that a giant squid’s eyeball is as big as the page! And a goliath frop leaps accross three whole fold out pages! Please check-out the book if you haven’t already…it lists several facts along w/ the pictures too, so it’s a decent reference book, in case you ever need to know how big the smallest fish in the world is : )
For our craft, we made “Gorilla Gloves”! Where kids traced the outline of their hand (and sometimes wrote their names) on paper cut-outs of the open-palmed gorilla hand on the cover of Actual Size. Then, we glued that piece onto a paper sack to that we could where them as…well…gorilla gloves! I, of course, insisted on getting high-fives from everyone.
It was a real blast! Thanks for all your helpful input, thanks to Miss Karie for the “glove” idea & thank LFPL for all their great ideas: www.lfpl.org/documents/actual%20size%20outline.doc