|William's cow. He had a lot of help placing the pieces to glue.|
|Natalie's cow. She did it almost completely by herself. I love how she painted on eyes and a mouth and the alternating colors on the legs.|
What You Need:
- paper plate
- card stock
- glue stick
- printer (if using cow template like I did)
- brown and/or black paint
- circle stampers or sponges
What to do:
- Before hand, print (or draw) the cow parts.
- Cut out the pieces. Chances are your child is too young to cut all the pieces out well, so I recommend doing this in advance, too.
- First, glue the cow pieces on to the plate.
- Paint on spots.
|William hugging his cow.|
- If you need less mess, you could cut out construction paper spots to glue on instead.
- Draw a face.
- Glue on googly eyes.
- Glue on a few strands of Easter basket grass, real grass, or cut construction paper to the mouth.
- Cut out a paper bell and glue it on the neck.
- Tie a real bell on with a piece of yarn or ribbon.
- Add an utter (with pink construction paper or pink paint)
- Read some cow books! Barnyard Dance, Counting Cows, Click Clack Moo, Cow Loves Cookies, Kiss the Cow, etc.
- Count the spots.
- Talk about (compare and contrast) the size and shape of the spots.
- Identify the parts of the cow. Point out the ones people have versus the ones only cows / animals have.
- Go to the farm and see some cows!
- Sing Old MacDonald.
- Name your cow and write the name on a collar or bell.
- Have your story dictate a story about your cow as you transcribe. If you hang up the cow, hang the story with it.