Thursday, October 14, 2010

stART The Best Pet Ever


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When we first read The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts I just knew a stART project was in the making. This is a story about a little girl who wants a pet so bad. She begs her mom all the time for a pet, then goes around to be creative to make her own pets from a rock to a balloon.

We used a plastic juice bottle and construction paper. I had covered the bottle with black construction paper and cut out a head including ears. I made a hole to slip it around the head of the bottle. I asked Selena what she thought her pet looked like and she decided a pig, so she finished her pet off with the eyes.


100_3695 Upon asking Selena what her pig’s name was she announced Wilber, I know that is a completely different story character, but it is her pig so she can name him anything she wants.

I am linking to stART at A Mommy’s Adventure and at Read Explore Learn at JDaniel4’s Mom.

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  1. I positively see the pig here. Looks like Selena is enjoying her new companion :)

  2. Selena's pig is SO cute and I love that she named him Wilbur.

    I'll have to look for this book.

  3. Love the book and you made an adorable project out if it! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

  4. The top of the jug makes such a cute nose! Great activity to go along with that book.

  5. Oh how cute!!! I love it :0) We will be checking the library for this book.

    Thank you for linking up to stART

  6. Cute!! For a long time Wilbur was my favorite pet. Selena did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I love this book. It is a favorite at my house. The pig is so cute.

    Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  8. I LOVE Selena's recycled pig, and I think Wilbur is the perfect name:-). I always enjoyed Charlotte's Web, even if it was a bit sad at the end.

  9. It sounds like a cute book and a very creative craft.

  10. I love yep, love this craft! Cute pig!

  11. Oh her pig is just the cutes little thing! Clever you!

    Kids Get Crafty

  12. I so see a pig, I thought the same thing!

    I'm sure that book would be wildly popular here as well.