We began by reading the book Meet the Peacock by Suzanne Buckingham. We learned all sorts of fun facts about the peacock. One of our favorite facts was learning that only the male bird is called the peacock, the females are peahens.
My plan was to demonstrate how the feathers went together and then let Lizzie work on the project independently.
It was also a good way for Lizzie to work on following directions. She did a great job and we had a lot of fun discussing the peacock while we worked.
This is one reason why I love to pair a book with a project. Working on the project often leads to conversation about the book, reinforcing what you read in a natural manner.