Texture Art

Texture Art   Materials: Cupcake Papers PomPoms Popsicle Stick Feathers Sand Paper Streamers Bubble Wrap *Any type of item or material will work because most feel different   Directions: Have your child glue items or materials onto paper and then ask your child how each item feels. Write what their response is on paper. Display…

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Name Acronyms

Materials: Paper Crayons, Markers, Glitter, anything to decorate your paper with Glue and Scissors Directions: 1. Put your name down side of paper 2. Find words or phrases that start with the letters of your name and write them next to those letters (misspellings due to the child just learning to read and write 3….

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Song Box

Materials 1. Box 2. Pictures of Songs Directions 1. Search Google Images for your child’s favorite song (i.e. Wheels on the Bus) 2. Print Picture 3. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper 4. Have your child pick a song from the box and sing away!  

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Father’s Day Crowns

Father’s Day Crown Materials: Construction Paper Foam Shapes or Gems Glue Crayons and/or Markers Directions: 1. Cut out 8 strips of construction paper about 2 inches in diameter. 2. Decorate 6 strips of the construction paper with the gems, shapes, and crayons and markers. (You can introduce patterning during this step if you’d like) 3….

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Happy Suns

Needs: Yellow (or orange) Construction Paper Yellow (or orange) Tissue Paper Glue Pencils (or other writing utensils) Scissors Glitter (optional)   Cut out a large circle from one piece of construction paper. Cut (or, if younger, tear) the tissue paper into squares and rectangles. This is great practice, as many children don’t often get permission…

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Counting Ladybugs

Needs: Paper bowl Red crayon or marker Black construction paper Googly eyes White crayon Glue Scissors   Have your child color the paper bowl. Cut out one large circle and several smaller black circles for the spots. Have your child write (or if younger write for them) numbers in sequence Add the googly eyes and…

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Nature Sticks

Needs: Long Stick Different Types of Beads Projector Sheets Acrylic Paint Fishing Line Hole puncher Paint the projector sheets with the acrylic paint. Paint designs, not pictures, as you’ll be cutting it. Let dry. Cut lengths of fishing line and bead the line. This is a great step for your child to build their fine…

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Fruit Loop Rainbows

Needs: Fruit Loops Elmer’s glue Crayons, markers, or colored pencils White paper Wax paper Draw, or have your child draw, each part of the rainbow. Poor out a little bit of the glue onto the wax paper Have your child dip the Fruit Loops into the glue, and then place on the paper, putting each…

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Mixed Up Chameleon Wheels

Mixed Up Chameleon Wheels Needs: copy of Eric Carle’s The Mixed Up Chameleon 1 paper plate 1 coffee filter 1 brad fastener (Bradley clip) googly eye glue For coloring either: washable markers spray bottle of water -OR- liquid water color eye dropper Read The Mixed Up Chameleon Cut a chameleon shape out of the paper plate, leaving…

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Week Of The Young Child

Our children are something we care about, love, and focus on year round. So why is there a “Week Of The Young Child”? The purpose of this week isn’t just to give us another chance to talk about our children, it’s a chance to look at the entire picture of your child. It’s a chance…

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