One of the fascinating things about Florida is its wide variety of wildlife. I found a wonderful book about alligators, and so that became our major animal for Florida for this time around.
Alligator Mike is the story of a boy who falls in the sewers of New York to find hundreds of alligators that miss their native home of Florida. So he figures out how to help them get back there.
After reading the book we first talked about why it’s a bad idea to have a wild animal as a pet.
Then we got down to our art project. After all, what’s the fun in reading a book if you don’t have an activity to go with it?
First step we drew the alligator body to cut out. I gave them some general instructions. “Draw a large J, then curve around the J, when you get towards the end of your J draw a half circle.” It makes more sense if you see it step by step.
Then we carefully cut out the body. After that we cut out two legs. I said just cut out an oval and then make claws at the end of one. Princess of course had to make it her own way.
We also cut out one long thin oval for the jaw.
I don’t know where she gets her stubbornness from….. I’m going to blame it on Uncle Sean, he’s a good person to blame things on.
Next punch holes for the legs and jaw. Carefully do this, if you’re too high it looks weird, but if you’re too low then it’ll break easily.
Glue a wiggly eye on and your ready to play with your alligator.
Alligator Attack! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Or your alligator could be used as a ride for your Strawberry Shortcake doll……….
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