We continued with the “Wild Animal” Theme this week and made some cute crafts!
Above you’ll see the Tiger Puppet, and below a monkey: made with real sand!
Here they made a cheetah in a zoo. Firstly a cheetah shape was traced and then painted with rolling marbles in a box. (Like we did when we painted with water beads here!) They stuck it on white paper and sponge painted around with green, making the cheetah “hide” in the grass. Lastly the slits were cut and yarn was spun around to make the “cage”. This last steps were quite difficult(but so educational) for little hands, but with some help they got it right!
I let the kids stamp with the wild animal stamps, and colour them in. Then I made a sheet with all the different stamps we have, together with lines. They had to cut their stamped animals out and stick on the right row next to the same animal, sorting them. All the animals in the row was counted and the number written on the line too!
Some of the playdough activities we had this week was making porcupines with the dough and tooth picks, and using the animal cookie cutters to make animal shaped “cookies”. (We use the empty crayon casings for rollers- frugal playdough accesories)
In the sensory bin the material was more or less the same like last week, since they enjoyed that tremendously!
If you have missed the post on Our Week from last week, you can find it here!
For the next two weeks we are having the theme: “People who help us”. Please do pop in again to see how we have fun and learn with our new theme too!