I wanted to make Lois Ehlert’s Feathers for Lunch a more interactive story. I used stiffened felt sheets to use as the background for each bird. They measure 9 x 12″ each. I created each bird piecing together different colors of felt to create each masterpiece! I hot glued each bird to the white sheets and used black fabric paint to write each bird’s name. I got paint stick stirrers from the hardware store and hot glued one to each bird so they fly over my cat puppet. I made 12 to accompany the story. As I storytell, I’m going to pass out shakers or bells to the children so they can pretend to be the cat and scare away each bird. Can’t wait to use this one!
I number each piece in case they get out of order (which is inevitable!):