Our recent “Awesome Authors” class focused on David Shannon. I had so many ideas! I really had to limit myself. Most of the kids were familiar with David Shannon’s work, especially the “David” books. Here is what we did…
I did things a bit different this week, where we made a craft before we read anything. I thought that if we did this first, the kids would connect to the stories better. I showed the kids the cover of the book and they created their own “David.”
For our “David” craft I had for each child:
~In skin colored paper~One head, neck, two arms, and a nose shaped a bit like a triangle. I drew two circles on the noses for the nostrils
~In blue paper~One body, two sleeves
~In white paper~Three, or more depending on the size of the body, strips the width of the body, optional several teeth
~In black paper~ One mouth, optional several strips for the hair
~Eyes (can be attached or drawn on)
~Paper to attach it to, I used orange like the background of No, David
After our snack, we read Alice The Fairy. If I had more time, I would have made wands with the class. Maybe next time!
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