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Arts and Crafts
Make a fishing pole by rolling up newspaper, and tape to secure. Then cut out and color some fish. Attach yarn or string to the fish, then attach to your pole.
Fold a piece of paper accordion-style. Tape the bottom together, and fan yourself.
Take a green circle, or paper plate painted green, and fold in not quite in half. Don't fold all the way down. Then add two white half ovals for eyes on top of the fold, and glue behind the fold. Add a dot in the middle. For a tongue glue a half oval shape to the bottom of the top flap (the one you folded down). Then add green accordion strips for legs.
Have each child stand on a piece of paper with feet slightly apart. Trace around each foot to make "butterfly wings". Draw a butterfly body between each pair of feet (wings) and add antennae. Decorate with crayons, markers, paint, and sprinkle with glitter.
Cut shapes of various sizes from different textured fabrics. Give the children pieces of construction paper. Let them glue the fabric shapes all over the papers. Then have them rub their hands all over the collages and describe the different textures they feel.
Set out feathers or feather dusters and shallow containers of paint. Give each child a large construction paper bird shape. Let the children use the feathers as brushes to paint their birds.
Explain to children that every country has its own flag and people display them and wave them on national holidays to honor their country. Set out various colors of sticker dots, stars, and other shapes. Let the children create their own flags.
Let children place small amounts of clay in baby food jar lids. Give them small dried flowers to arrange in the clay. Screw the lids to the jars. Tie a ribbon around the neckks of the jars and let the children give them as a gift to a family member or friend.
Give the children small paper plates to fingerpaint. After the plates are dry, print a capital and small F. Tape a tongue depressor to the back for a handle and let the children have fun fanning themselves.
Have a large letter F and glue feathers all over it.
Have a large letter F and sprinkle on colored sand. When it is dry, it becomes a tactile experience to trace over it.
Make frames by cutting them out of cardboard or by gluing popsicle sticks together. Then decorate them with sequins, glitter, stickers, markers, buttons, etc. Glue a magnet to the back of the frame.
Put a large sheet of paper on the floor, and let the kids step in paint. Walk across the paper, step into a bucket of water to rinse your feet off.
Take a fish pattern, glue brightly colored tissue paper and tin foil pieces on for the scales.