Happy January!

InuitHopefully everyone is staying warm.  We have a little break, but the temperature is supposed to dip again this weekend.  These frigid temperatures don't allow for much time to spend outside.  While you are enjoying your time indoors with your children you can read Mama, Do You Love Me?  written by Barbara M. Joosse and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.  

 

Mama, Do You Love Me? is a heartwarming tale of an Inuit mother and child.  The child is reassured no matter what happens his mother will always love him.  The book inlcudes many definitions regarding Inuit culture and colorful illustrations.  Reading this book is sure to lead to an eductional discussion regarding the Inuit population.  

Materials

  • Construction paper (blue, purple, pink and brown)
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scissors
  • One coffee filter
  • Two googly eyes
  • One red pom-pom
  • Glue
  • Crayons

Instructions

  1. Cut the shape of the coat from the purple construction paper (you will have to draw free hand, refer to picture for shape.)  If you want you child to cut the shape you can draw on the construction paper.
  2. Cut the shape of two mittens from the pink construction paper
  3. Glue the purple coat onto the middle of the blue construction paper
  4. Glue the one pink mitten at the end of each arm on the coat
  5. Glue the coffee filter to the top the of the coat (see picture).
  6. Cut a circle the size of the inner part of the coffee filter from the brown construction paper and glue to the middle of the coffee filter.
  7. Glue two cotton balls to each cuff of the coat between the mitten and the arm
  8. Glue four cotton balls down the middle of the coat and glue cotton balls along the bottom of the coat
  9. Color the top third of the brown circle black
  10. Glue the two googly eyes just below the black colored area
  11. Glue the red pom pom on for the nose
  12. Draw a red mouth just below the nose

Hooray! You finished!

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