Have you signed up for the MeMeTales Readathon yet? The Readathon started on Monday and the first week's theme is animals. There are a few free books to go along with this topic on the Readathon database. The one we've read over and over is The Five Little Ducklings illustrated by Kristy Kelm.
We've read it on my phone. We've read it on the computer. We also sing the five little ducks song pretty often too. Since Zel really loves ducks, I decided to make some felt puppets to go along with the story. All I did was draw 5 smaller ducks and 1 big duck on yellow felt and cut them out. Then I duct taped them to wooden sticks. He was pretty protective of the duck puppets and wouldn't let me do a little puppet show for him. He just enjoyed holding them and swinging them around while listening to the story. However, while he was in his high chair eating lunch, I did a little puppet show for him using the table as a stage and he seemed like it.
If your child loves ducks, I also recommend reading Ten Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle. This one is a favorite around our house. It is great because it has ducks, but the ducks also meet all sorts of other animals too. We have a lot of fun quacking and making other animal noises and movements.
Here are some great duck activities from other bloggers participating in the Readathon:
Duck Pond from Emma's Childcare
Rubber Glove Duck Finger Puppets from make, do & friend
Keep reading and we'll see you next week for another MeMeTales Readathon project!