We're having tons of imaginative fun with crafts as the summer winds down, and we have a few rainy days. I'm finding ways to address Ty and Za's different ages and abilities, while working on their fine motor skills while letting their creativity come out.
|"People" - complete with a bridge to cross.|
The kids and I started wrapping yarn and ribbons around the tubes, adding glue when necessary.
|Preschoolers seem to think that more glue = more fun.|
|We added legs so he could cross the fiery bridge.|
This was an inexpensive project, used with stuff we had around the house or had collected from clearance bins.
Paper towel or toliet paper tube rolls
Eyes - buttons, packaged eyes
What would I do differently? Nothing, except that maybe the next time we do this, I would perhaps read a story first and then make the characters. That would help us retell the story, which is wonderful for reading comprehension. We could also have them dance to music!
We Addressed the 8 Intelligences:
Bodily- kinesthetic, spatial.