What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

By | February 11, 2014

Yesterday we visited our local library and picked up a copy of What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson.

“Oink!” said the cats . . .

With all the MOOing and HISSing and BAAAing and CLUCKing, the farmyard is full of noise. But when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len hatch a plot to steal the fine prize cow, it’s the quietest animal of all who saves the day!

what the ladybird heard

The story features lots of animals but we knew we had to make our own ladybird.

We had a small collection of stones picked up on various trips to the beach and these were perfect as they were smooth and flat. Big Brother chose a handful and covered them in red acrylic paint, then we set them aside to dry.

painted stones

Next we started work on making a lovely leaf for our ladybird to nibble on. We used the same technique as we used for our Valentine suncatchers and placed the outline of a leaf on some contact paper which Big Brother filled with pieces of coloured cellophane sheets. When he had finished I covered the the other side with contact paper to seal it.

contact paper leaf

When our ladybirds had dried we drew on some spots and faces and let them loose on our leaf. Pebble pets are fun so I can easily see us making lots more!

painted ladybirds

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7 thoughts on “What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

  1. Kirsty

    We love The Ladybird Heard and a theatre production of the story is coming to our town in the Summer so I have already booked tickets! I love the idea of making our own little ladybirds to play with, they are so cute!
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  2. Bek

    We love this book too! I really like your idea of the pebble ladybirds, certainly something my children would enjoy! Thank you x.
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