Thursday, June 28, 2012

Preschool Summer Activities - 4th of July Craft

It's been a while but I'm back with fun ideas for your preschoolers, especially some preschool summer activities.

Here in the US July means the big celebration for the birthday of our country--the 4th of July.

This activity uses so many of the skills we are trying to teach our preschoolers. They are learning to use scissors, identify colors, gluing skills, counting, and more. Give it a try and decorate your room!

Preschool Summer Activities - 4th of July Craft
For Fourth of July we made windsocks. We took strips of blue construction papers and decorates with stars (stamps, chalk, markers, crayons, glitter glue, stickers).

We counted the white and red stripes in a flag and I explained what each part of the flag stood for.

We cut ribbons for each stripe (6 white, 7 red- yes 2 reds end up togther) and glued them to the back bottom of the blue construction paper.

Next we cut ribbons all same length and some all different and alternated short and long ribbons.

When dry, we glued the blue construction paper into a ring.

When that dried, we punched a few holes in the top of the ring and threaded white yarn through the holes to make a hanger.

If no time or patience for the glue to dry (glue dots and tape don't always last in a good wind), small staples would do the job.

MODIFICATION- You can make this with any theme or country flag by using your country's flag colors or to fit any color theme you wish.

I hope you liked this and welcome you to share it with others.

 If you would like more arts and crafts ideas, check out my Preschool Art Experience at the link below:

http://www.mypreschoolplan.com/rainbow.html

Mary
marys.plans@gmail.com

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