Piggybacks for Teachers
Write a story about the border pictures where the mother armadillo is looking for Bo.
Learn about rodeos.
Plot the sequence.
Use butter tub lids or circles of cardboard, glue lightweight cord or rope, like a lariat, around the circles and write or draw pictures or sentences about the story.
Glue to a strip of ribbon or cardboard made to look like wood.
Put the lids in sequential order.
Make armadillos out of milk cartons.
Take a 1 pint milk or cream carton and cover the sides and top with brown paper (a grocery bag would work well).
Cut holes in the sides to make feet and use the top of the carton for the armadillo's face. Add a rolled up paper tail, and a paper nose and ears. You can draw the bands and pebbly texture with a marker.