Are you looking for a simple, book-inspired activity for kids? They are sure to LOVE making this adorable Put Me In The Zoo Paper Plate Craft after reading the book Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire.
Put Me In The Zoo Paper Plate Craft:
The book, Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire is a silly story about a polka-dot leopard named Spot who can change the color of his spots, juggle them, and even move his spots onto the things around him. Throughout the story, he tries to convince two children that he is special enough to live in the zoo.
As a teacher and a mom, I love activities and crafts for kids that are inspired by children’s books. It is a fun way to ask children comprehension questions about the book and extend what they are learning. After reading the book about Spot, it is so much fun to create this easy paper plate craft.
Getting Ready To Make The Put Me In The Zoo Paper Plate Craft:
- Paper Plate
- Yellow Paint
- Paint Brush
- Large Googly Eyes
- Pom-Poms (in assorted colors)
- Black Marker
- Yellow Card Stock
How To Make The Put Me In The Zoo Paper Plate Craft:
To begin making this book-inspired craft, paint the paper plate with the yellow paint. To save time, you can use yellow paper plates instead of painting one.
After the paint dries, glue on the large googly eyes and black pom-pom for the nose.
Next, draw a “w” shape for the mouth.
Then, glue the other colored pom-poms all over the paper plate for the spots.
Finally, cut circles out of the yellow card stock and glue them on the back of the paper plate for Spot’s ears.
Your children are sure to have fun creating a Put Me In The Zoo Paper Plate Craft to look like the main character in the book, Spot and his different color spots.
Pin It For Later:
No time to make this now? Pin this to your kids’ crafts board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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