Monday, April 18, 2011

Tangram Bunnies

Today we read the book Three Pigs, One Wolf, and Seven Magic Shapes. It is a story about three pigs setting off to find their fortune. They meet a duck, swan, and bunny who give them each a set of magic shapes (tangrams). The pigs are told to use the tangrams wisely. The first two pigs do not use them wisely, and Big Brad Wolf (twin to the Big Bad Wolf) ate them up. The third pig made a house with her tangram pieces, and the wolf couldn't eat her.

After we finished reading the story, we each got a set of tangram pieces and practiced making the objects in the story: duck, cat, bunny, candle, swan, house, and boat.

Next, we got the seven tangram shapes cut out of Easter scrapbook paper. We had patterns for making three different kinds of bunnies. We made each bunny, and then decided which one was our favorite. We made an Easter picture with that bunny in the picture. You can see our great creations below!