Spring has sprung in our yard. Our grass is green, tall, and full of interesting creepy crawlies. The book "In the Tall Tall Grass" partners well with our outdoor explorations. This book explores the tall tall grass from the perspective of a caterpillar. The book explores the daytime critters as well as the nighttime critters. It has great descriptive rhyming text. It provides opportunities for children to label and count a variety of grassland critters such as hummingbirds, bees, moles, snakes, fireflies, bats, and more.
Of course we had to explore our tall tall grass. Tyson was able to make connections to the text and compare and contrast the critters in our grass and the ones in the book. We continued the counting
in the great outdoors as we counted plants and bugs. We also used vocabulary from the book to label bugs and birds and talk about the movement of the animals.
When we returned inside, we made our own tall tall grass craft. I gave Tyson a set of stickers. These were from a set of Eric Carle stickers that I found several months ago. Any bug or animal sticker would work for the activity. We also used some flower stickers. Children could also draw their own critters. We placed the stickers on one sheet of paper.
To create the tall tall grass, we snipped the green paper. I drew lines for Tyson to follow so he would know where to stop. I wanted him to leave a small section at the bottom of the page.
In the Tall Tall Grass is a great book and it's loved by all members of our family... even our kitty cat wants to get his paws on this great read.
If you'd like to see more ideas for Denise Fleming books, visit these blogs.
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Next month we'll be exploring books by Mem Fox.