Thursday, April 28, 2011

In The Tall Tall Grass

In the Tall Tall Grass,
Crunch, munch,
Caterpillars lunch.

This week, as part of our 5 Book Challenge,
We are reading,
In The Tall Tall Grass
By Denise Flemming
This has lots of good illustrations with lots of great rhymes.

First, I sewed a piece of green felt to blue felt
Elle Belle's Bows did this fun idea with paper!
I cut out the green felt to look like grass.

Then we cut out pieces of felt to look like the animals in the book
And Miss Sassy used fabric paint to decorate the pieces.
This was such an amazing process for Miss S.
This is the first real time that she looked at a picture
And tried to recreate it.

Then, we hid the creatures in the Tall Tall Grass
It was a fun challenge for her to
try remember where each animal was hidden.
She would find them and then I hid them in different places.

Other Fun Extentions:

Hide each finger puppet, find them and act out a play.

Glue flannel to the back of religious pictures.
Bring it to church and have your child quietly find the pictures.

How would you extend this activity?

Our other 5 Day Challenge Books are:
I would love to make mud cakes with worms in them with Miss Sassy!

I can't quite figure out and extension for this one,
But it's a great vocabulary builder, believe it or not.

This is a fun counting book
With the same illustrator as If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

Oh, Frog and Toad.
 Remember these guys?


  1. CUTE! Thank you for Joining the hop. Following you back

  2. I love how you've transformed the book into a real scene - so much fun to discover who's hiding! My 4 year old will love this idea. Thanks for sharing with us at the Play Academy.

  3. You could pretend that it was an ocean, too. What a great way to use felt!

  4. Thanks Cathy!
    That's a perfect idea Brimful Curiosities! Now I have to find a good ocean book. hummm...

  5. What a cute idea. I'm kind of obsessed with felt crafts and projects right now is this is great.

  6. You seem like such a great mom! Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday. I also have a new blog, I hope you'll stop by! It sounds like we have a lot in common!


  7. Oh my, this is such a cute craft and what fun to play with!!

    Would love to see you at Kids Get Crafty it is every Wednesday until Monday!

    See you there hopefully!


  8. Very cute! Thanks so much for the link back! I love how you did it with felt! I am definitely checking out a few of the books for Ella!!


  9. This looks like a good list. I don't know any of these books and so they are now on my list for our next library trip. I really like the idea of extending the book into other play experiences. My little man is just 2 and so he is starting to become interested in story books as opposed to baby books. I think he is ready for this type of activity.

    I hopped over from Anna at the Imagination Tree. My site, An Amazing Child has a sharing network called TEN: The Education Network. Would love to see you link up with our Singers of Songs, Tellers of Tales group.
    Here's the link if you are interested:


  10. Lovely! I just love how you extended the book into such a fun and playful activity to go along with it. I love felt too- so versatile and easy. Thanks for linking to the 5-a-day challenge again :-)

  11. LOve your tall grass.I would make some impassable jungle or deep,deep forest with animals that belong there.I would? I will :-)

  12. Wow! That's fantastic! Thanks Art for Little Hands!

  13. This is great activity attached to book! You should participate in Michelle's StArt. You'll find many book related ideas there too. It's at:

    And thank you for joining us at last week's High paw. See you again this week! :)

    PS. Found you on Twitter ;)

  14. How fun! We'll have to look for that book; I'm sure my boys would love it as well as the activity to go along with it. Thanks for linking up to Montessori Monday.

  15. I love the craft! Also, Sheep in a Jeep is a big hit in our house! :)

  16. Yay! Thank you for coming along to Kids Get Crafty :-)Fab to see you and your fabulous craft there!


  17. How cute, such a fun creative way to enjoy the book:-)

  18. What a fun project! I don' t know this book, but what I can see reminds me of Eric Carles' Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  19. I've never seen this story before, but it looks fun and you did such a great job extending the creativity and play. I'm afraid I don't have any more ideas for you. You've already gone way beyond me.

  20. Little hands make the best things!

  21. What a GREAT link to the letter G.

    Wow. You are incredibly creative. I love this book but I would never thought of your idea with the felt!

    It would be neat to contact the publisher and see if they were interested in purchasing an interactive book to accompany their standard one! What a fun gift set!

    Thanks for sharing this great link!



Thanks for your great comments!