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Arts and Crafts
The Letter D
Make a large block letter D on a sheet of construction paper and have the children cut it out. Then taking pictures from magazines, have the children glue objects that begin with the letter D on the large D.
If you have a dime rubber stamp, use it to make dime prints (heads and tails) all along a letter D cut from light-colored construction paper. Invite the children to look at the dime prints and describe what is on each side (use large Dime).
Designer belts Have long rolls of paper to go around each student's waist. Using cut out shapes, the students will follow a pattern on the belt. When completed allow the students to wear their belts.
Have children create a necklace using diamonds and straws.
Copy large D shapes onto construction paper. Have children use q-tips and paint to make dotted Ds.
Children decorate letter D shapes with dots made with a hole punch. Takes time, but it helps build up the strength in those little hands.
Print a large D on a piece of paper for each child. Place the papers, a capital D stamp, stamp pad, and markers at the writing center. Invite students to use the stamp and markers to turn their D into a "D dinosaur." Have them color their dinosaurs and take them home.
Have children fold a long strip of construction paper accordion style. Ask each child to cut out D-pictures from magazines and glue them to the accordion sections. Have students design and cut out a dog's head, feet, and tail and attach them to the paper accordion to make a D-dachshund.
Cut out and decorate paper dolls to form a multi-cultural garland, decorate with crayons, markers or paint. If done on posterboard, decorate sections with scrap material, rickrack, buttons, yarn, etc.
Cut paper towel tubes into various lengths. Paint each tube a different color. Glue the tubes (grouped in a bunch - 4-5) to a piece of painted corrugated cardboard. Use to hold pencils, rulers, paint brushes, scissors, etc.
Dachshund Pencil Holder
For the body, remove the side of a paper towel with scissors to make sort of a well. Cover the tube and only one end with construction paper. For the head, cut a circle of paper 5" . Cut a 1/3 wedge out of the circle. Fold the remaining 2/3 into a cone shape and tape together. Tape the head to the body. Add paper ears, draw on eyes, a mouth and a nose. For the tail, glue a piece of chenille stick to the covered end of the tube. For legs attach 4 small corks with glue.
Make an "I love Daddy" card! Simply take a piece of construction paper, bend it in half. Color (or paint) a picture of Daddy (or for Daddy--if drawing daddy is too hard!) Than, on the inside write "I love you Daddy!!" (Daddy has 3 D's in it!!)
Cut sponges into the shapes of tyrannosaurus dinosaur footprints. Fold paper towels in half and place them in shallow containers. Pour a small amount of brown tempera paint on top of each towel. Give the children crowns cut out of construction paper. Let the children cover their crown with dinasaur footprints by pressing the sponge stanps first into the paint and then onto their papers. When the paint has dried, write"tyrannosaurus (child's name)" on the front of each crown.
Have the children cut out a circle and glue it to the center of a paper plate. Show them how to cut petals in a variety of colors and glue them around the circle to form a daises. Have the children add stems and leaves.
Ask the children to draw and color large pictures of their dads (or another important male figure in their lives). Have them tell you something special about their dads to write down on the pictures.
1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup salt, 3/4 cup water, food coloring Mix all together and put in squeeze bottle. Drizzle on paper, or on a hot day - your friends!
Make a Dog Collage
Cut out pictures from magazines of dogs and glue them on a posterboard for a dog collage.