Name: Julie Haddock
Title: Mouse Puppet
PLO: Children will be able to use different art matrix to create their own mouse puppet to illustrate the mouse in the story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Grade K Fine Arts Visual Arts
Standard: Applies concepts and ideas from another discipline and its topics as sources of ideas for own artworks.
· Teacher will read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, while using a story-telling apron to demonstrate the scenes in the story.
· Teacher will ask some critique thinking question:
A. What would you do if you had a mouse in your house?
B. At the end of the story if the mouse would have asked for water instead of milk what do you think would happen next?
· Teacher will distribute materials and give instructions for making mouse puppet. Use a small paper lunch bag for the puppet.
· Students will use construction paper to draw a circle for the head, cut out the head and glue onto bottom. When bag is closed this part makes a flap. The head will essential be glued on to the flap leaving the bag part for the body.
· Students will cover the rest of the bag with construction paper for the body.
· Students will cut out ears out of construction paper and glue onto the head.
· Students will cut out hands and feet out of construction paper and glue onto the body.
· Students will glue goggle eyes onto the face.
· Students will glue pom-poms onto the face for the nose
· Students will lift the flap up and glue a piece of red construction paper on the bottom side. This will illustrate the inside of the mouth.
· Students will use curly ribbon to glue whiskers onto the face.
· Students will use curly ribbon to glue a tail onto the back of the bag.
This lesson can be extended into a drama lesson. Children can use mouse puppet to act out the story.
Teacher will use checklist to identify if children successfully created puppet.