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Garden Rock

Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK- Gr. 2 | Age: 2-8yrs| Written by: Sandy Waters
[Sandy is a teacher at Athol/Royalston Regional Schools]

Learn how to make a rock ladybug for mom's garden.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Children select rocks.
  2. Wash and dry rocks.
  3. Become scientists and discover how rock lies best.
  4. Paint rock red.
  5. While drying decorate Mother's Day Card using this poem:
  6. A ladybug
    I've made with love
    to set among your flowers
    To let you know I love you
    and appreciate your hours.

  7. Once card is decorated and red paint is dry add black features of ladybug.
  8. Let dry.
  9. Apply a clear coat spray to preserve the paint (this is not as necessary with acrylic paint).

Optional: Read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, talk about the life cycle of the ladybug or characteristics of arthropods.

Recommended Books/Products:

Mother's Day
by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell
Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class explains how he or she will celebrate Mother's Day. Rockwell introduces a variety of youngsters, representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Young readers will be intrigued by the multiple ways these characters plan their festivities, which include appreciating nature, enjoying family togetherness, eating special foods, and going to a museum. (Ages 4-8)

All New Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
by Kathy Ross

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