Thursday, October 6, 2016

Funny Little Squirrels

Chook-chook-chook! This was the sound of a squirrel we read about today at Storytime! Ol’ Mama Squirrel, in the book by Ezra David Stein, made this sound to scare off predators when she thought her family was in danger. In The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri, a squirrel was too busy to visit with his friends because he was getting ready for cold weather. Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert was about a city squirrel trying to come in a window. And Help! A story of friendship by Holly Keller was about a squirrel and his friends as they tried to help another friend, Mouse.

The base of our squirrel was a paper bag that we decorated with crayon. We gave him eyes and a nose on his face, which was the bottom of the bag. With help, we used scissors to carefully cut fringe on the side of his tail to make it look bushy, like the squirrels in our stories. It took a lot of concentration!
In their paws, our squirrels held an acorn made of corrugated cardboard, which many of us thought looked like one of those wavy potato chips! Our squirrels talked to each other in tiny little squirrel voices. Chook-chook-chook!

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