Welcome to February 2017’s installment of Giraffe’s Can’t Dance. This book is a really fun one to have around. If you have not heard of the Monthly Crafting Book Club yet it is a group of bloggers who get together to make up a craft related to a certain book, this month we are covering a Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft. Make sure you check out the other blogger’s crafts below. I am a big advocate of early literacy, we read a lot of books together as a family and I spend WAY too much each month on my daughters Scholastic catalogs through her nursery school. Both my children love to read though and by combining a book and a craft together it furthers that love and encourages conversations about the story and more fun.
I decided to do a giraffe craft where they can make the giraffe dance. We use items around the house as I believe crafts shouldn’t cost a lot either, and special trips to the store make it harder to do crafts sometimes, so hopefully you have a stock of basic craft stuff, construction paper, paint, glue, crayons, markers, etc.
Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft
- Giraffe’s Can’t Dance by Giles Andreas & Guy Parker-Rees
- Toilet paper roll
- Paint in desired colours (yellow and brown if you are going traditional)
- Construction paper or regular white paper
- scissors, glue, markers, brushes
Method of Preparation:
- Have the kids help decide what colour their giraffe will be and what colour the spots will be. My three-year-old daughter of course chose pink and purple. My son is two and still learning his colours, so let me go the traditional route.
- Help the kids paint their toilet paper roll completely.
- As that dries (try to keep it a thin coat), help them use the other colour (brown and purple for us) and dip their whole finger in it then press it on the paper to make the giraffe ears.
- Use their finger prints to make spots on the toilet paper roll
- Ours dried for a few days, then I pre-cut the ears out, and helped them draw faces on their giraffe and glue the ears on.
- Then I cut two holes in the front for their little fingers so they could put it through and make the giraffe dance.
Next I found on you tube some clips of people singing the giraffe’s can’t dance story, so we played the video and the giraffe’s had fun dancing away to the story and songs afterwards. I think they had more fun making the giraffe’s dance then even making it. But they enjoyed the painting part too. I got terrible pictures of the “after” part as they spent too much time moving to get a clear picture! I hope you try this out with your kids and get to try out different colours too!#Giraffescantdance is a great book! Come make a craft to show your kids #giraffesCANdance Click To Tweet
Monthly Crafting Book Club
Please check out the other inspiring Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Crafts below from the other bloggers participating in the Monthly Crafting Book Club this month:
Next month (March) we are doing the books from “How do Dinosaurs” series, in April we are doing The Hungry Caterpillar and May camping themed books.
Did you miss some posts from last year?
January – Barnyard Dance
February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin
March – ABC’s
April – Piggy in the Puddle
May – Five Little Monkeys
June – A Camping-related book
August – A Back to School-related book
September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse
October – Have You Seen My Monster
November – Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy Wand Craft
December – Winter Theme Book
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