Bring Out That Umbrella

The Green UmbrellaTake your child on an adventure this rainy season and read The Green Umbrella written by Jackie Azua Kramer and illustrated by Maral Sassouni.  It will take your child on a magical journey and spark some imaginative play.  

The Green Umbrella will seem magical in the story.  In actuality, the animals in the story have found many practical uses for the umbrella.  After reading The Green Umbrella your child can make an umbrella of his own.  Encourage your child to be creative with this craft.  The umbrella can be one color, have dots or stripes.  This craft will require the assistance of a caring adult, but uses items typically found around the house.

 

Materials

  • White paper plate
  • Markers/Crayons/Paint
  • Tape, Glue or Hole Punch
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • String

Instructions

  1. Decorate the white paper plate on both sides with markers/crayons/paint
  2. Cut the paper plate in half
  3. Cut one side of the paper paper plate down the middle, but leave one inch intact
  4. Slide the uncut half of the paper plate into the slit of the cut paper plate to make the umbrella (See picture)
  5. Tape the paper plate in place, so the pieces do not separate
  6. Cut eight rain drop shapes from the blue construction paper
  7. Cut eight pieces of string 
  8. Attach the raindrops to the umbrella (two raindrops per side of the umbrella)
  9. The raindrops can be attached with glue, tape or use a hole punch and tie the rain drops to the umbrella

 

 

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