Monday, January 12, 2009

Katy No-Pocket

Last week, we took advantage of the wonderful library here in Colorado and read Katy No-Pocket. This book was so fun and the ladies really enjoyed it!

In addition to talking about many parts of the book, I made aprons for the girls like mentioned in the book. Rachel calls hers her, "Katy apron!" I raided my moms fabric stash and came up with these:
Wearing the aprons and hopping like a kangaroo!

Visiting the zoo! We didn't see a kangaroo - but lots of the other animals mentioned - and we saw a wallabie instead and saw how they hopped. Rachel - please forgive me - I didn't get a single picture of you at the zoo!
We did tree rubbings and at the end of the week, found our own copy of the book at a thrift store for fifteen cents!

25 comments:

Tracey said...

My brother and sister in law were living at the AFAcademy...just retired...anyway...they have twin girls and take them to this zoo often...I love it too. I go every time I visit. My favorite is the giraffe exhibit where you can feed them crackers. GREAT ZOO! Walking up the steep inclines is killer though.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

We did Katy No Pocket last year (we use Before Five in a Row), and I made pocket aprons for my girls, too. Mine didn't turn out as nicely as yours, but they had tons of fun with them!

Wendi said...

Rachel looks so happy hopping around! Megan has her first trip to the library planned on Friday. She loves to browse the bookstore so I know she is going to love it! I am going to look for this book.

Jenny said...

What a cute apron. How fun the girls to have pockets to put thier stuffed animals in. I am sure your forgiven.

Have a good day!

Melissa said...

I love the zoo! I wish we had one in our area. I can't wait to visit STL and take Jane to see the animals - the STL zoo is fantastic! I saw a little snippet of Rachel with a purple hood behind Emily...:)

Katy said...

LOL....guess how surprised I was to see my name in the title of your post!!! LOL I love the aprons! Too cute! I bet the kids loved the zoo! I loved all the pictures! Happy Monday Monica! ;o)

Elise said...

Okay, so I wish you were ahead of me in the homeschooling dept. that way I could use all your ideas!!
Elise

angie said...

What a find! The book you are studying for .15! I sure wish there were some good thrift stores in my area. Have fun in CO!

letters to elijah said...

I love the book Katy no pocket! My kids love it too!

Have you read Caps for Sale?

Kris -Stonecafecreations said...

That is so funny we read the same book in the same week. My husband and I had a different reaction.... we looked at it too logically. I am so happy you all had fun with it! your grils in a the "Katy Aprons" look so cute! You should get a picture of them with their stuffed animals in their pockets :D.

Next you should try "The Great Escape from the City Zoo" About an Elephant, Anteater, Flamingo, and a Turtle. We read that one this week too.. I love it!

devildogwife said...

The aprons are too cute. Looks like you had lots of fun at the zoo (and with the aprons). Congrats on the great find at the thrift store.

Erica said...

How funny! We just read that book last night. I have a 7 yr old girl and an almost 5 yr old boy and it's challenging to find books to read to them both since she is a failry advanced reader. My older child read this to us last night. Since my kids are a little older I decided to turn this into a science teaching moment and we talked about how if Katy really didn't have a pocket then her joey couldn't have been born, since baby kargaroos are born right into their mama's pocket and grow there. My kids were fascinated by the whole concept and wanted to know more. It moved off into a discussion of what a mammal is etc.

I love when I get the spark of learning going.

A Frugal Friend said...

I can't wait to do things like this with my little one....we are approaching the age. Yeah! Thanks for the great ideas.

*carrie* said...

I recognize several of those swatches as Nathan's quilt fabric! =)

Glad you had a fun outing. It's snowing here today--thinking of you!

mom said...

Fun to see these photos of what you've been up to while I'm at work! :) Love you, Mom

Kristyn said...

Too funny, we did Katy No Pocket last week! My little girl loved it. Looks like everyone had a great time!

Anonymous said...

I was excited to see this post. I ordered this book on my on line library holds but haven't gotten it yet. Now I can't wait. Maybe I should do tool belt style aprons for boys...LOL. Any other boyish ideas?
Also wondered how you did the tree rubbings? Sounds neat-o. I love your ideas and they are always the kind that inspire more ideas. Thank you Monica. Blessing dear woman of faith. Smiles, Angie in TX

More than Survival said...

We have this book and my youngest two (boys ages 5/4) LOVE it! I had never thought about MAKING an apron! Your girls are so blessed to have such a creative and fun Mama!!!
Heather

Deanna said...

Hi Monica,
I love that book. One of the other comments mentioned Caps For Sale and that is also a good book. The girls look precious in the aprons.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Deanna :)

Catherine said...

We loved Katy No-Pocket, too! I made those same aprons, only a friend had suggested adapting a hand towel and that made it nice and quick for me. We did the book a few months ago, and the kids still get out the aprons regularly to hope around - they love them.
You might like to show your girls this song on you tube, of a little girl lost in the bush who ends up being helped (and having a ride in the pouch of) a read kangaroo:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq2I4mo8xxg&feature=PlayList&p=0614330B6D9C4E9A&playnext=1&index=1

Zebu said...

Monica,

You’re such a good mom; I love reading your blog! Your children are blessed to have you.

What fun aprons, and what adorable girls! Oh, how I miss my little people and our homeschooling days—makes me almost want to cry some days.

Maybe you have heard me mention the Duggars. If you haven’t, visit their website

http://www.duggarfamily.com/.

What an outstanding Christian homeschooling family of 20 they are! I love them!

Dawn said...

Katy No Pocket was my favorite book as a child. I found a hardcover copy a few years ago and bought it for myself. It is nice to see it is still a favorite today!

...they call me mommy... said...

Monica, thanks for the ideas! Looks like you had a wonderful day with the littles! :)

His Handmaiden Laura said...

Those are such cute aprons! I'm sure all little girls would love to have ones like those!

I love going to the zoo, it is so much fun, even though I don't have children yet.

Laura

thehomespunheart said...

The tree rubbings - were simply pieces of paper and crayons to rub the bark design on the paper. We did every tree in my parents back yard and they all turned out looking pretty much the same, so not sure how much they learned from this exercise - though it was fun to do it! :)