6.25.2012

Readathon 2012: Week 1 Animals

I recently came across the website for Memetales and PBS's Readathon 2012.  I thought that it would be perfect for Taft (even though we joined a little late).  Week one ran from June 18th-24th.  I wasn't able to get a craft going that fast so we did week one today and now we will move on to the next level.
Readathon is so cute.  You go to memetales.com and sign up.  You get the books for free after you sign up and you can read them on the computer, your iphone, Android, or Kindle.  The books for the week are free so there is no reason that you can't get them.  Taft and I are reading them on the computer.  You can find out everything that you need to know to get started by going here.
The theme for Week 1 is Animals.  This weeks book are:


  We decided to do a duck craft.  I cut out 5 ducks from white cardstock and let Taft paint them and glue on their beaks.  He also took a piece of light blue cardstock and used two different color blue watercolors to make it look like water.  We cut that into a pond and glued it to a green grass background.  Then Taft glued the ducks into the water.  It was a lot of fun since I don't get out the paint near enough.


We also read some of our favorite animal themed books this week which are:


We can't wait to get started on Week 2's Friendship Theme!

16 comments:

  1. great job Taft!!! this is great, i am pinning it!
    janiene

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    1. Thanks. I can't believe that I've been pinned. ;0

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  2. Nice job! Found you on the Weekend Blog Walk and am happy to be your newest follower! I would love for you to visit me back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

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  3. Love your activity extension for the 5 little ducks and the additional book choices for the Animal theme! Can't wait to see what you do for the friendship theme this coming week! Will be sharing this!

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    1. The friendship theme is a little hard. We are going to work on it though. I have a few ideas so we will see what works.

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  4. Ohh I have such a thing for kid's artwork! Shared this on my FB page.

    We're doing the Readathon too - can't wait to see what you do for 'friendship week'

    Charlotte
    makedoandfriend.com

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  5. This is such a great project. What a cute ducks he created!

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  6. Love how you put all the ducks together! Thank you for jumping in on the Readathon. We are sharing your post on Facebook and twitter too! We will pin it as well. Looking forward to your post for next week!

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  7. I love that. Your ducks turned out so cute! I will be pinning this!

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  8. So cute! We made duckies to go along with this book, too!

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  9. Love the ducks in the pond, they look super cute! Cant wait to see what you week 2. Feel free to link up here http://blog.memetales.com/2012/06/readathon-2012-week-2/

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  10. Very cute. Children love to paint. Now I'm your newest follower. I'm so happy you and your child are enjoying the readathon.

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  11. We're also doing the readathon and I love how the ideas that everyone does as extensions are all so different. This was a great extension and I look forward to seeing what you do for the friendship theme. Pop by my blog some time and say g'day if you have a chance :) Debs (www.learnwithplay.blogspot.com)

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