Thursday, February 26, 2015

February Story Corner Blog Hop: The Dog Who Loved Red

Woo hoo!  It's our second installment of the Story Corner Blog Hop!  This month, the theme is Love.  After browsing through my Usborne site, I found just the book: The Dog Who Loved Red.

The Dog Who Loved Red is a fun story about a dog named Raja.  The only thing he loves more than chewing is the color red.  He particularly loves to chew red things.  This leads to a bit of trouble for Raja.  On a quest to find his favorite red ball at the park, he ends up in a quite a mess.  

My boys enjoyed the book, probably because all three of them enjoy stories about dogs. It was also made even more interesting for my younger sons because their older brother read the book to them while we all sat around the table.  

Red Heart Canvas Craft

Supplies We Used:
  • Canvas panels
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
What We Did:

After covering the table in paper so the boys didn't redecorate my kitchen, I told them to use any color they wanted on their canvas panels EXCEPT red.  In hindsight, I definitely should have given more direction or stayed near the table instead of doing dishes.  As a result, the panels ended up rather muddied in a mix of colors.  While that was my intention, perhaps tempera paint wasn't the wisest medium.

After the boys covered their panels in paint, we let them dry.  While they turned the living room floor into lava, I cut out heart shapes from contact paper.  After some assistance with the hair dryer, the panels were finally ready for the next step.

Each of the boys positioned their heart shaped sticker onto their panel.  Then, they were set loose with red paint.  Once the panels were completely covered, the rousing game of Avoid the Lava resumed and I washed my hands for the third time

Before the paint was completely dry, we peeled the sticker from the canvas panel.  The boys were really excited with how their art looked once it was finished.  They asked if we could do something like this again.  Plus, they asked if the reason the panels were a bunch of different colors was because Raja liked a lot of colors, but LOVED red the best.  They understood the craft!  Win for mom!

If you have kiddos that like books about colors, dogs, or messes, The Dog Who Loved Red is a great choice.  Join us next month as we talk about insects!!  Check out other participants of The Story Corner Blog Hop.

Dusty at To the Moon and Back

Karyn at Teach Beside Me

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