Friday, 14 February 2014

"The Mixed-up Chameleon" by Eric Carle - evening activity

Do you remember our Silhouettes Storytelling? I have another book turned into evening activity! I love turning Mr Frog's favourite books into activities to let him rediscover the well-known stories. 
"The Mixed-up Chameleon" by Eric Carle is one of his "best of the whole wide world" books. 
  
This one book is perfect for lightbox activity - colorful and bright.
I used tracing paper to copy the pictures from the book. Then we painted them using watercolors and I laminated each piece. Mr Frog arranged the mixed-up chameleon while I read the story. 


To make it more fun I made some extra pieces for free play - a boy (representing Mr Frog of course :) and some more animals' parts. Mr Frog's imagination is endless! He spent all evening making crazy mixed-up animals and changing himself into something completely different :) 


I also found two great online applications that matched perfectly into our evening activity. So next day we tried Build Yourself Wild (Mr Frog had so much fun changing yourself into mixed-up animal!) and Switch Zoo (mixing animals' body parts to make completely new animal - great fun).

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun! :)

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  2. So lovely! We have this book...I'd love to try the activity.

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  3. Hello, Anik! I just discovered your blog. I love how dreamy these look. Thank you for sharing.


    Mars M.
    www.montessoriinmars.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Mars M! Nice to see you here :) Great to discover your blog as well :)

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  4. What a great way to use the light table

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