We were able to create these book totes for about $2 each!
We purchased the bags for $1 each, we purchased the flowers for an additional dollar, the letters and glitter glue were purchased at the Dollar Tree store.
We had a great time helping the children to decorate their own bags. We then took them to the library and had a great time filling them with our favorite books.
Read "How I became a Pirate"
Directions: Place an egg in small shallow container. Use droppers with filled with liquid water color to decorate eggs. Set eggs back into egg carton dry and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Directions: Add vinegar to boiling water and mix well. Pour into small containers and add 15-20 drops of food coloring into each container and mix well. Use when mixture has cooled or store for later use.
Read: I Lost My Tooth in Africa
by Penda Diakite and illustrated by Baba Wague Diakite.
This story is written by an 8 year old girl and illustrated by her father. A young girl takes a trip to West Africa to visit family and hopes she loses her tooth while on her visit so that the African Tooth Fairy will leave her a chicken.
Directions: Cut out feet, beak, wing feathers, tail feathers, and the chicken’s comb. Punch holes near bottom of paper plate and secure a chenille stem in each hole and attach a foot to each chenille stem. Attach tail feathers with a brad paper faster. Glue on beak, comb, wing feathers and eye.
Learn the chicken dance!
Pinch fingers and thumb open and shut above shoulders 4 times.
Bend knees and move towards the ground while shaking waist 4 times. Clap hands 4 times. Repeat until music tempo changes.
Flap arms like a chicken 4 times.
During tempo change extend arms out fully and glide around like a bird in flight. When tempo changes again repeat previous steps.
YouTube video with song and dance: