Thursday, November 10, 2011

Over the Moon with the Book Bunch!

Today the Book Bunch celebrated the new full moon with books and sweets! We read Kevin Henkes' Kitten First Full Moon and then did a craft together using Oreo cookies. There are several examples available on the Pinterest website but we choose this template from Rockin' Teacher Materials. Since the group is made up primarily of 4-7 year olds and is so close to dinner we only showed four phases (the Full Moon, the New Moon, the first Quarter Half Moon and the Third Quarter Half Moon) so that we were not serving eight cookies to each child.

Today's prompt was to introduce yourself to the group and tell a full moon story. There were lots of full moon/werewolf stories! Then we read the book, each member has the option read read a page as we go around in a circle. We discussed the book a bit as the group were amazed at how the kitten could think the moon is milk. There was some discussion about the distance of the moon and then we began our craft.

Volunteers helped set up the craft

Our volunteer shows the stages of the moon

All 8 stages of the moon using Oreos

Children used a template to create four moon stages.

The template and the example

The group hard at work

The Book Bunch meets Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and is for children aged 4-7.

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