Wednesday, August 26 2015

A River by Marc Martin

Ed-Blog, Gecko News Archive, Story Inc.
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Spring is almost here and with spring, comes the beautiful flowers. Instead of sniffling and sneezing, why not make your own blossoms?

Here’s what we made at Story Inc on 26 August, 2015. We read A River, which is a beautifully illustrated book taking readers on a journey from sky to sea!

Story Inc presents two interactive 30 minute workshops in the Karrinyup Shopping Centre food court on Wednesday mornings which offer parents and children a variety of story reading, movement, craft and music activities. These activities are carefully selected to inspire young minds, foster an early love of reading and develop listening, concentration and early literacy skills.

What you will need:

Brown paper bag
Coloured paper
Coloured tissue paper
Pen / pencil
Glue brush


Step 1:
How many brown paper bags you need will depend upon how many blossoming trees you want to make. Open up a paper bag and draw a tree trunk to place on the coloured card. Make sure the size will fit on the card including the blossoms above.
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Step 2:
Cut out the tree trunk and stick to a piece of coloured paper.
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Step 3:
Tear the tissue paper up into small segments.

Step 4:
Gently scrunch the segments of tissue paper.
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Step 5:
Using the glue brush, dab enough glue above the trunk to be able to cover with the “blossoms” (tissue paper).
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Step 6:
Stick the scrunched up tissue paper to the glue.
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Step 7:
Place it somewhere that needs brightening!
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