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Here’s a kids craft that can be adapted for any holiday or occasion. When working on Valentines crafts, of course, kids will make them in a heart shape, with reds, pinks and whites. These make great Valentines decorations for bulletin boards, windows, refrigerators or doors. And if your students write (or dictate for you to write) messages on the back, they can also be used as homemade Valentines cards.
Community Helpers – Police Officer’s Hat and Badge Craft Here comes one final community helpers theme craft before I turn to what my kids have eagerly been awaiting since January second: Valentine’s crafts. Making a police officer hat and badge is a great kids craft to tie in to this lesson. Kids can role-play, taking […]
Community Helpers Theme – Easy and Fun Doctor’s Kit Craft Teaching my class a community helpers theme, little ones sometimes get nervous when the topic of doctors come up. They think about illness, boo-boos, medicine and shots. I read lots of books about health and wellness in my class, and get a friendly neighborhood doctor […]
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season – I know I did! – and that you’ll have an easy transition back into your regular work and school schedules.
Around this time of year, once the holidays are behind us, I usually move into a community helpers theme in my preschool class. I think it’s important for every young child to learn about community helpers. These include firefighters, police officers, mail carriers and doctors, but you can expand it to include whomever else you want. Teachers, farmers, chefs, garbage men, astronauts, etc.
Who doesn’t love the the atmosphere that stockings hung by the fire with care add to any room? They contribute a festive touch to any home around the holiday season, and of course kids can’t wait to see what goodies they will receive. Well, why not have your kids make handmade Christmas stockings themselves this year? It’s a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids that will really spruce up your home or classroom, with or without a fireplace.
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This is a kids craft activity that is fun for the whole class to do as a group. This activity an excellent way to teach body parts to your little ones, and it’s also a great learning tool for teaching the seasons and appropriate clothing for different types of weather. First use a giant 36″ corrugated “super person” to point out all the body parts. Don’t limit yourself to head, eyes, nose, mouth, hands, feet, arms and legs. Help your students add body parts. (They’ll need to make the facial features, for instance, out of colored paper, but they can also add hair, ears, a belly button – the sky’s the limit!) You can point out on yourself, on the kids, and on the “super-person” everything from elbows and knees to chins and necks, to fingers and toes. You can call on children to point out a body part. “Joe, point to your nose.” “Sally, point to Joe’s ear.” “Freddy, point to Miss Lorie’s chin,” “Jane, point to our person (feel free to name him/her)’s elbow.” Some great interactive games that will help reinforce this subject are “Simon Says” and “The Hokey Pokey.”