This week she's feeling a bit more positive towards them and we read "Owl Babies" by Martin Wadell. She really has enjoyed reading about the owls and saying "mommy!" when the littlest owl says, "I want my mommy!"
I decided to do a painting project with her, since she LOVES painting, but we've never actually done something more directed with painting. During nap time I cut out three owl "babies" in three different sizes. Then I cut out a picture of an owl flying, to be Mother Owl from the story. I sketched a rough outline of a tree on her easel paper and let her do all the painting. I gave her brown paint (for the tree trunk), green paint (for the leaves), and mixed yellow with white (for the owls that she was going to glue in the tree).
She used a sponge to paint some of the leaves.
I applied glue to the back of the owl babies (since she was covered in paint!) and let her place them in the tree and paint them.
Then she glued on Mother Owl who is flying back to her babies in the tree.
All in all I think she liked this project, and I thought it turned out cute!
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