momstown families all across Canada have been enjoying reading "Clifford at the Circus" this month, and next month Clifford himself will be making guest appearances at several of our 5th Birthday celebrations.
When I think of Clifford, the first thing that always comes to my mind is his big red paw print. I still remember looking for it on the back of the books as a child. As part of our Alphabet Play program, we worked on a "P is for Paw Print" activity today. Of course, we used red paint to make our prints look like Clifford's. We are now prepared to recognize those red paw prints when they show up at our parties!
We started with plates of red paint, and white paper with an uppercase letter P printed on each sheet. We dipped our thumbs into the paint to make the lower portion of the paw print, and then used our pinky fingers to make three smaller dots above them:
When the paint was dry, we cut out our letter P's to practice our scissor skills. Finally, we pasted the P's onto contrasting colours of paper:
We would be so pleased if you participated in our birthday party celebrations in August. There will be plenty of prizes!