While out browsing for books, I came across an unfamiliar one, Fold Me a Poem, by Kristine O'Connell George. It's a book full of short poems (many with a Haiku feel) that follow a young boy through his day as he is making origami creations. The illustrations are lovely and inspiring. I knew it would be perfect for our April book basket, which I filled with poetry and rhyming books for National Poetry Month.
It also opened up an excellent opportunity to try origami. I can't actually do origami myself, but I decided we would try it anyway. I just googled "origami for kids" and used that website to let Elliott pick what he wanted to make.
Elliott chose to make Bailey, our dog. He had to settle for black paper, even though she's a chocolate lab. I read the directions, but he did the folding. This was his attempt at the dog head and the dog body--all but his tail turned out fairly decent. He added eyes, but hadn't yet drawn the rest of the dog face when I took the picture, although he did think to add her orange collar.
This was a fun activity and we'll probably try it again soon.
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