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Monday, September 24, 2012

Planting a Rainbow - Virtual Book Club

Welcome to the Virtual Book Club for Kids! This is my first time participating and we've had a lot of fun. This month's author is Lois Ehlert. We chose to read an old favorite, Planting a Rainbow. It is a fun book which celebrates all the colors you can find in a flower garden. After enjoying the book, we decided to "plant" our own rainbow.

Supplies Needed:
Clear Contact Paper
Colored tissue paper, cut or torn into small pieces
Green strips of paper

I taped a large piece of contact paper, sticky side out, to our patio window. I then gave the girls the green strips of paper and all the tissue paper bits. They were to work together to create their own rainbow garden.

The girls loved working together to create this "masterpiece", as they called it. They made rainbow flowers, then added a sky, several suns, clouds, grass, and even a few seeds. It turned out beautiful! When the girls were finished, I turned the contact paper around so that the sticky side was on the glass. We've hung our masterpiece on the patio window where the sun can shine through during the day. And, when we're ready to take it down, the contact paper will come off the window easily.

Would you like to participate? Please link up your Lois Ehlert projects below. Also, be sure to visit the Virtual Book Club Facebook page for a list of participants and lots of fun!

There are a few rules for this blog hop that we ask you to follow, so make sure to read them:
  1. Link up only posts inspired by Lois Ehlert that share children's book inspired crafts, activities, recipes, etc. Any other posts will be deleted.
  2. Visit other blog posts on the linky and comment on or share the ones you love!
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