Today we made a beautiful mess in Explorastory!

Our first book was:



Words by Karma Wilson; Pictures by Jim McMullan

Here are a some songs/rhymes we did:

“This Is the Way”

This is the way we wash our arms
Wash our arms, wash our arms
This is the way we wash our arms
When we’re in the bathtub.
(Legs, tummies, heads, etc.)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

“Two Mother Pigs”

Two mother pigs lived in a pen, (two thumbs up)
Each had four babies and that made ten. (Wiggle four fingers on each hand)
These four babies were black and white. (Wiggle four fingers on one hand)
These four babies were black as night. (Wiggle four fingers on the other hand)
All eight babies loved to play. (Wiggle eight fingers)
And the rolled and they rolled in the mud all day. (Roll hands)
At night, with their mother,
They curled up in a heap, (Make fists, palms up)
And squealed and squealed
Till they went to sleep. (Tuck thumbs under fingers)
Credit: King County Library System

Our next book was:

Max Cleans Up

Max Cleans up

Words and Pictures by Rosemary Wells

For our craft we made pigs in the mud, and ducks on the muck.


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