Wordcraft: I for Iguana

So lately, we’ve been listening to this clip from Youtube. It’s highly catchy, I can’t get the tune out of my head.

I’m an iguaa-naaaa
Down in Galapagos
I’m an iguaa-naaaa
Seaweed I li-ike the most

To make an iguana, you will need the following materials: Coloured paper in two different shades of green (would be great, but not compulsory), pencil, scissors, googly eyes, glue, artblock sheet, a few shades of green colour pencils.

1. On your green sheet of paper, draw an iguana. Cut out the iguana and set aside.

2. On the second sheet of green paper in a different shade, cut out some long and short spikes.

3. Apply glue and paste the iguana onto the artblock sheet. Paste on the googly eye.

4. Next, paste on the spikes.

5. Add little details like scales, with the green colour pencils.

Oh, in case you’re wondering, why no book this week…

I did find this book, Inch by Inch, written and illustrated by Leo Lionni at the local library.

Awarded a Caldecott Honor in 1960, it’s about a clever inchworm who inches his way out of danger and saves himself from being eaten by the birds.
There is potential to teach basic measurements in math, but we are still thinking how to do it, as DH is a tad worried about confusing the children with English vs. metric measurements. 

Anyway, while I do know an inchworm is not really a worm but is a type of caterpillar…does anyone know if an inchworm really is an inch long? I am curious to find out!


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