Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"My Daddy Hung the Moon" Storyboard
One book that you have been pulling off the shelf for me to read lately is "My Mommy Hung the Moon" by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. This book has such vibrant and fun pictures and it talks all about what Mommies do for their children each and every day. It also has a nice rhythm to it, which always draws you into a story.
Since Daddy has been away on a business trip for a few days, that got me thinking about everything that he does for you each day. You've been asking for him several times since he's been gone, so I thought that we could make him something fun for you to do with him when he returns. Since you love playing with magnets on the fridge, I thought we would do an interchangeable storyboard based on the book, only with the Daddy as the character this time.
I started out by printing pictures of activities that you and your Daddy do together. Then, I found some old Christmas cards that I could cut up and use to reinforce the picture. I attached the pictures with the adhesive squares I normally use for scrapbooking.
After they were backed, I put contact paper over them to help keep sticky fingerprints from smudging the picture. I found a roll of magnets and cut them into little squares and super glued them to the back, adding a title page to the mix.
Finally it was time to have some fun. We put the title page on the refrigerator and then you put the pictures up and down and all around. We made up our own story about what Daddy does to help you and then I asked you to find certain pictures like, "Where is the picture of Daddy giving you a hug?" or "Which picture are you swinging in?" You had lots of fun with these and I can't wait until Daddy comes home to see them.