Let me introduce to you our youngest blogger, Adrian Owen K. He doesn’t know he’s a celebrity yet, though. He is a Kindermusik rock star, of course! He’s just 7 (almost 8!) years old, and is in his last year of Kindermusik. If my memory serves me right, he’s been with us since babyhood.
Anyway, he asked his momma to send us this poem he’s been reciting (and teaching to his younger brother, Patrick).
“Autumn”, by Thelma Ireland
Beneath the trees,
Are they a breakfast
For the breeze?
I was inspired to find a cornflake craft, and lo and behold – here you go.
1 piece brown construction paper
1 piece light blue construction paper
liquid glue (not a glue stick)
1 small hand and arm (firmly attached to a small child)
- On the brown paper, trace around the child’s hand (fingers spread out) and lower arm. Cut out the tracing.
- Crumple up the paper to add tree trunk texture, and then smooth the paper out. Your child might be completely horrified that you are doing this to their beautiful hand and arm cutout, so if that becomes a problem, just skip it.
- Glue the “tree” to the light blue paper, leaving room to write the poem.
- Write the poem on the paper.
- Glue cornflake leaves onto the branches and ground.
- Now, hang display your child’s creation, and learn the poem together.
Owen also, (and rightly so) asked his momma to include this second cute little ditty.
“Mr. Owl”, by Edna Hamilton
I saw an owl up in a tree,
I looked at him, he looked at me.
I couldn’t tell you of his size,
For all I saw were two big eyes.
As soon as I could make a dash,
Straight home I ran, quick as a flash.
Of course this poem needs a cute craft as well.
- Stretch or unroll the cotton balls.
- Pull the cotton all over the pinecone. (It shouldn’t need any glue.)
- From the felt, cut out a triangle for a beak, and round circles for the eyes.
- Glue googly eyes on top of the felt circles.
- Glue the eyes and beak to your Snowy Owl.
- Make an owl family. (Because he’ll be lonely if you don’t.)
- Learn the poem together.
Now, have a gallery showing and recitation to adoring fans. Don’t forget to serve dessert!
Thanks, Adrian Owen K.!
-posted by Miss Analiisa, who made her wonderful husband Karl go to the store at 9:30 at night to get cornflakes (which nobody eats around here), so she could make this craft and take pictures for you! Anyone want the rest of the box?