|We drew our own armadillo from instruction on Jan Brett's website|
This was a fun book and the unit study had lots of great ideas. Once again you can find the activities here. Each day we tried to pick a topic to study from the book, so one day it was all about ranching and vocabulary words associated with that: rodeo, cattle-drive, branding, lariat, chaps, steer, etc. Another day we learned about armadillos, and still another day about the state of Texas--state bird, state flower, where located, etc. We watched a little bit of a rodeo on a YouTube video, and also watched one on an armadillo and cattle branding. Here are a few other activities:
|His own "custom-made" cowboy boots.|
|Colored and put together a horse for the cowboy.|
|Sewed our own bandana pillow. I taught Seth how to sew a simple running stitch. Attention span for this activity: 2 minutes tops. Anna, however, enjoyed learning to sew and helped me finish the pillow.|
Seth has now decided he would like to be a cowboy when he grows up. He wanted to make sure, though, that cowboys married and had children because he really wants to be a dad, too.