Monday, April 11, 2011

A Story and a Footprint Chick

"There was an old lady that swallowed a chick, I don't know why she swallowed a chick, but she didn't get sick." 

We recently borrowed There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick by Lucille Colandro from our library. This is the Easter version of  Colandro's "Old Lady" series. It is a silly book with repetitive rhyming text and funny illustration. It was a fun read. 

After reading this we made our own silly chick. We made a footprint chick. I painted Alex's foot yellow and he stepped on to a piece of construction paper. 

When the footprint had dried Alex glued on some googly eyes, two yellow feathers for wings and a orange beak that I had cut out for him out paper. 

Our silly chick was finished!


  1. Ooo that book sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation. And that little chick craft is just too cute! Thanks for linking up to It's Playtime- please come again this week!

  2. I bet you could decorate a tissue box to look like the lady and have the opening be her mouth. Cute chick!

  3. Haha that is a good idea! I'm going to have to come up with something creative for this tissue box challenge :)

  4. That is so fun and adorable! What a great literacy connection too! I can't wait to try it.