Book Week 2016 is fast approaching, we’ve been using West Australian author/illustrator Kylie Howarth’s Fish Jam as inspiration, to make moving fish.
Fish Jam has been shortlisted for the Crichton Award by the CBCA – Children’s Book Council Of Australia.
Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth
If you want a fish to move to the groove, there’s nothing better than grovin’ movin’ fish!
Some of our movin’ grovin’ fish
We made Moving Fish based on the instructions from Krokotak. If you want to play along at home, here’s their video.
Last term I purchased this adorable book ‘Tiny Hats on Cats: Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy’ by Adam Ellis.
Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis
Not only is it filled with adorable pictures of moggies with their tiny hats – most of whom seem somewhat appreciative of their new head gear – but it also contains instructions on how to make these tiny hats.
Hats and Instructions!
I gave the student who borrowed the book for the holidays a challenge – to make a tiny hat for his cat!
He rose to the occasion and made three of the tiny hats.
Check Out These Tiny Hats!!
I’m told his cat wasn’t as agreeable as the felines pictured in the book, however, the resident library cats love their new look.
Resident Library Cats in Tiny Hats
Okay truth is only The Cat in the Hat loved trying on a new hat, Garfield remained unamused.
And Pumbaa felt left out and had to join in.
I wonder if Pepsi Parsons would like a tiny hat…
Want to make your own tiny hats for cats?
Star Wars books are always popular in the library
May the 4th Be With You – Star Wars Display
Lunchtime craft – from Star Wars Folded Flyers & The Fortune Wookie from The Secret of the Fortune Wookie
May the Fourth Colouring Sheets from Aulexic
Colouring sheets from Aulexic are available here