Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Living and Learning: Johnny and the Three Goats

Last week we shared the story Johnny and the 3 Goats.  To make it relevant, I made a few modifications: I decreased the number of goats down to 2, changed all the animals to ones we own (dog, chicken, bee), and changed the vegetable garden to vegetables we are growing this year.  Even with these changes, this was only a somewhat popular story around the home, meaning I only told the story a handful of times instead of the normal 10+.  To go with the story, we made cardboard goats like the ones here.  Last week and this week we are working on the poem Old Hogan's Goat which I think is also a song, but we memorized it as a poem.

On baking day we took advantage of the abundance of zucchini in the garden and made zucchini bread, which we promptly ate within 24 hours.  Looks like we may to repeat that recipe soon.

On needle work day we got out some weaving.  The little hands took a while to get the new rhythm down, but after about 15 minutes they were able to work independently, and the mistakes and bumps only add character to the finished potholders, hair bands, and belts.  There was a lot of pride in the partially finished products and requests for more weaving time soon.

During our painting time this week, we got a bit sidetracked with some stamping.  These little plants appeared in our yard this year, and a friend suggested using them for stamps.  Needless to say, it was a hit, and we are planning some more nature stamping and leaf painting this week.

Next week we are sticking with the goat theme, with the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Here are some of my favorite Links Related to Johnny and the Three Goats

Knit and Felted Goat
Wooden Rolling Goat
Online Storyboard for Johnny and the 3 Goats

Check out more Living and Learning we've done:
Weekly Rhythm
Morning Circle and Daily Rhythm 
Golden Hair and the Three Bears
The City Mouse and The Country Mouse

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  1. A fun week!! Love the nature stamps, we have been collecting some nature treasures and have a few crafts planned, we will be doing some stamping too :)

  2. A truly wonderful post. Love all the activities and art.

    Thanks for joining in with Kids Get Arty! We try and encourage people to explore a Great Artists with our "Kids Get Arty" projects too and then creating a piece of at that is link to that artists... would love to see who and what you come up with next time?! The Next Kids Grt Arty is in November



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