Monday, March 18, 2013

Rabbit Footprints

Today we made some rabbit footprint stamps.  I looked up the shape on the internet, cut them out of paper, then Q traced them on cardboard and I cut them out.  We hotglued them onto a base and used spools for handles.  We headed outside with purple paint and I stamped the rabbit prints on the patio.  They turned out less cool than I had hoped--there weren't super clear lines and you couldn't see the toes that well.  But Q liked em, and that's all that mattered.  Then we got her feet painty, which she LOVED, and we put her footprints next to them. 

And then she labeled her footprints and the rabbit footprints--she sounded out most of "rabbit" herself-I just helped with the double "bb" part.  Then we talked a bit about some similarities/differences and I wrote down our observations.  Then she played in the paint and made footprints and handprints all over the sidewalk--this was a huge hit--and it was washable paint, so I was happy to indulge her!  After her painting frenzy we washed her off with the hose and left the prints for Daddy to see.