Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This Week at Family Fun: Wild and Woolly Wisconsin

We have a beautiful museum in town that prominently features mammoth remains that were found locally along with a mammoth replica. I wasn't too surprised that Pinterest was not flooded with woolly mammoth crafts, but we had fun creating this one. We started out with a mammoth coloring page copied onto brown construction paper. To make the tusks, bend a white pipe cleaner and lace it through a hole at the base of the trunk.

Our local yarn shop gave us some wool from a farm in the area. The kids had so much fun with the wool, and it totally makes the project. (If you don't have access to sheep, you can purchase wool roving at craft stores in the yarn section.) 
My genius coworker added the "glacier" which allows Woolly to stand up and shows the connection with the ice age.

I was so happy to finally be able to share Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler--an awesome non-fiction picture book with rhyming text. And who doesn't love caveman talk? We had tons of fun with Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer.

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