Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Check out our caterpillar! This craft goes perfect with our "Bug/Insect" theme. Here is how we did it...
Paper Towel Holder
Craft Google Eyes
(Optional:Black Construction Paper)
1.First,my son painted the paper towel holder.
(Watch him work!):)
2.When the holder dried,I cut it into sections.
3.Next, I stapled the sections together.
4. I added on eyes, with a glue stick.
I even glued on little antennas.(Optional)
Pair this activity with literacy.Read Eric Carle's,"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"! :)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Our caterpillar project went so well the other day, that we expanded on it. We made an ant to go with our caterpillar!Here is how we did it...
Paper Towel Holder
Black Construction Paper
1.Have the child paint the paper towel roll.We let ours dry on wax paper, so it would not stick.
2.After the paint dried, I cut the roll into sections.
3.Next,I stapled three of the sections together.
4.Then,I glued on the google eyes,six legs and "feelers".
My son loved it! He even used it during dramatic play!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Yesterday, we made our own moon. It turned out great! Since we have been talking about the “Sky”, we might as well make our own Sun too!
Yellow Poster Board
1. First, I drew a big circle on the poster board and cut it out.
2. Next, I cut up several sheets of tissue/construction paper and set out the glue.
3. I invited my son to glue the paper to our “Sun”.
4.When my son was done, I added some poster board scraps the back of his work.
Now we just have to find a good place to hang it! :)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
We have really been enjoying all the nice weather. It has set the stage for exploration outdoors. Plants are in bloom. Birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing. We wanted to see all of these interesting things, so we went on a nature walk. We collected leafs, flowers and other things that we found. When we returned home, we created a nature collage with all the things we found.We had a great time learning, and you will too.
A Small Plastic Bag
A Brown Paper Bag
Glue and/or Glue Stick
1. First, give each child a small plastic bag. Tell them that you are going for a walk. Tell them to pick out nice things that they see.
You may need to model this. (Ex."Look at this leaf, I am going to put it in my bag".While you are on your walk, point out and name things.)
(Ex."This is a white and yellow flower".)
2.When you return from your walk, have the child share what he or she found.
3.Give each child a paper bag.(I cut and created wrinkles in our bag before.This creates a single textured sheet of paper).
4.Set out the glue/glue sticks have each child glue their findings to the paper.
5. Let the collage dry, and enjoy!
*While on you walk, look out for things like poison ivy.
Also,make sure that your flowers and other plants are "bug free".
(Before you bring them indoors).