|Is that Pigeon on your hat?|
Then I ask the kids to evaluate their work and pick the pigeon they want on their hat. This time I had them choose two, as we were making hats to send to our penpals at a nearby school.
To make the hat I use a very ordinary, inexpensive paper plate, free of coating if I can find it, as they are easier to stick the pigeons to. Then I do the cutting– I come in from the edge and cut a circle just a bit bigger than the contoured circle in the middle of the plate.
|Cut out a circle. Hold the plate facing down for easier cutting.|
|Tape it closed with packing tape.|
|Fold up the edge opposite the tape to make a surface to glue Pigeon to.|
|A flock of Pigeons!|
|Even works with pigtails!|
A sad note on this otherwise happy post, which I shared with my favorite ECE educator extraordinaire Dr. Jean: This same day we had to do standardized, computerized testing! I could not get back to the room fast enough to do something really fun and child appropriate! We can't control the testing, but we can use our powers for good to counter the evil-- HA :)
Love Mo Willems! Love the Pigeon!
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