Friday, January 22, 2010

The Magic Tree House : Afternoon on the Amazon

activities and scenery for dramatic play

The littles and I spent Wednesday night filling a box with large leaves, vines, and flowers, that we made from materials we had around the house, to send in to Mackenna's class for their next round of dramatic play- centered around the book Afternoon on the Amazon.

I had also found numerous related activities,  for the kids to do at center time, in the book Crafts for Kids Who Are WILD About Rainforests - all using supplies you have lying around your house. Unless, unlike like us, you don't have empty toilet paper tubes, construction paper, tissue paper, yarn, glue and scissors lying around your house- then you'll have to buy a few things.

You may also want to pick up a pink sock (Peanut is found sleeping in one in this story) and if you are REAL ambitious- figure out a way to make a canoe for two.  I'd probably use just an empty box at home, but I didn't have 5 to send in to school. 


purejoy said...

i just love how you call them the "littles."

and i also think you rock as a mom and are just uber creative!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

You are so cool and creative...I need you to come visit me.

31 everything said...

I've never been THIS crafty! Looks fun :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the visit :-)

Love your blog, and your header is really cute!

I admire your "crafty-ness"....I could never get my 3 boys to sit still long enough to craft!!!

Debbie said...

How fun! My kids would have loved this.

Katie said...

Hi Gina! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a few comments :) Love your blog!

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