Looking for a way to entertain the kids in December? How about creating some easy age appropriate art? Kids under 5 will love imagining a melted snowman and then sharing their creation with family and friends.
Blue Construction Paper
Pre-Cut Snowman Accessories (or make your own)
Give your child a piece of blue construction paper along with a paint brush and a cup of white paint. Invite them to begin painting their “melted snowman”. Talk about how a melted snowman might look and feel.
While the paint is still wet have children stick the snowman parts (hat, arms, scarf, nose, eyes) directly onto their melted snowman. Talk about the shapes as you go.
We’ll be using fun techniques to helpteach our little ones about helping the planet so be sure to JOIN US for…
Clean up & Sort: “Make reusable shopping bags available. Scatter playballs, Air Shapes and Tactile Balls around the room. Invite everyone to help “clean” up and have fun “sorting recyclables”.
Take the Bus: Invite everyone to ride the Airlog Bus together!
Energy Freeze: Randomly during Open Gym, cue everyone to “freeze” each time you turn off the room lights to “save energy”.
Composting: Dump a bucket of scarf “leaves” around the room. Get everyone to help scoop up the leaves and put them in the Crawligator Square “Composter” lined with a Minichute. Pull Minichute full of “compost” out.
Take the fun home too!
Looking for a fun Earth Day project to do at home? There are so many ideas…from collages to paper flowers. Try these fun projects at home!
Trash to Treasure Collage: Now is a great time to “clean up and reuse” those left over art supplies! Paper scraps, torn tissue pieces, foam shapes, feathers, pom-poms, rubber stamps, leaves, left over wrapping paper, Styrofoam noodles, newspaper strips etc. Provide colored construction paper and glue sticks and glue for children to create their own unique collage!
Earth Mosaic Collage: Precut blue “earth” paper circles. Glue stick pieces of pre-cut green craft moss, fabric scraps or even real green leaves and apply in patches to the blue “earth” circle.
Bloom & Blossom: Precut paper daisy shapes from colored construction paper. Children use stamp pad to make thumb print colors on petals. Hole-punch and add a pipe cleaner twist for stem.