What do you think…is this too much pink? Display alllllll your fabulous frills with a delicious donut float, then join a march around the library. Today, we’re celebrating frosting, filling, glaze, and sprinkles. And yes, we have parade footage!
We read The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond (Houghton Mifflin, 2007). It begins with Billy, who has innocently tied a donut to his belt for convenience. His little life hack triggers a chain reaction of followers, from farm animals to a marching band! Billy is unaware of it all, and finishes his day calmly sailing his boat and dreaming with his delicious donut.
- 1 wheel assembly (more on this below!)
- An assortment of boxes
- Art supplies for decorating
- 1 donut parade float template, printed on 8.5″ x 11″ card stock
- Scissors, tape, glue, and hot glue for construction
- Markers for decorating
Our wheel assembly is exactly like this pig parade float, except that we substituted toilet paper rolls for tape boxes. Simply glue or tape various boxes to the top of your wheel assembly, then decorate! In addition to the donut template, we offered construction paper, straws, fabric flowers, paper crinkle, crepe paper streamers, craft ties, stickers, and muffin cups. We finished it off with a yarn pull string. And then my friends we MARCHED!
Song: Marching Music on the Tramp by John Philip Sousa. Original source: Music by Nesrality from Pixabay. Created in iMovie.