Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I also made up some little pig ears from pink felt and hairclips ahead of time so they could act out the story while I read it. You can just cut them out and glue them on the clips and put them in their hair. This is one ADORABLE little piggy!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Pattern piece (right click on the above pattern piece and save to your computer. open and print)
Black, white, orange, red and pink paper (I used red glitter paper for the ear muffs)
circle punches (1 inch and 1/2 inch)
hot glue and glue gun (optional if you want to use it for the pipe cleaner)
paint or watercolors (for the scarf)
Cut out the pattern pieces, and then cut out a scarf by cutting a 1.5 inch strip across your 8 inch paper (you will trim later). Cut another piece about 2.5 by 1.5. Have your child paint stripes (or whatever they want) on the scarf pieces and set aside to dry. While that is drying, glue the penguin pieces onto a sheet of white construction paper or cardstock. Glue the pipecleaner from earmuff to earmuff (trimming as necessary). Glue the long scarf piece across the neck area and trim as needed. Glue the smaller piece hanging down from the long piece. Have fun!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Once you have printed this craft pattern, you can cut it out from the appropriate colored construction paper, or if your child is older, let them work on scissor skills and cut it themselves. This is a fairly easy project. For the eyes, I use circle punches. You can find these at craft and hobby stores, or you can cut them out yourself. Use regular school glue to put your craft together as pictured. I try to let my toddlers have as much freedom as possible when creating. I think they do a great job! Before creating this penguin, we read a book about penguins and looked at pictures. We also pretended to be penguins and waddled around the room looking for fish.
Tomorrow, we are going to read another penguin book and play a musical iceberg game. The icebergs are going to be different colors so we can work on our colors.
I want to share this website with you though. www.Childcareland.com She has WONDERFUL ideas for early childhood educators. I refer to her website often and am part of her email list. I was looking for some extras for our polar animal theme, and I found her Five Little Penguins poem and a penguin write on/wipe off board to add to theme.