Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Backpack Zipper Tags

Day 2 of our week - Our theme this week is School. The letter of the week is I,i and the number of the week is 2.

Project - Backpack Zipper Tags. Connor and Lauren start preschool next week, so they will be using and getting new backpacks. Connor has his heart set on a Star Wars backpack. I thought it would be fun for them to make a zipper pull for their new backpacks. I cut a circle out of cardboard and then two larger circles out of craft foam. I poked a hole in the middle of the cardboard circle and strung beading wire through the hole. (you could use any sturdy string, fishing line or wire) Then, I hot glued the craft foam circles on both sides of the cardboard circle. Connor and Lauren used, foam letters, beads pom poms . . . . to decorate their foam circles. Then I twisted the beading wire around a keyring clasp. (this is used to attach the zipper pull to the backpack zipper) Materials Needed - craft foam, cardboard, scissors, hot glue gun, beading wire - or other sturdy string or fishing line, key ring - or keyring clasp, decorative materials for the zipper pulls - beads, foam letters or shapes, pom poms.

The Zipper Tags
As you can see, Lauren put a little dazzle into her project
and Connor took a more simple approach

Learning Activities - I have been using the workbook Everything for Early Learning Preschool workbook. (I purchased it at Wal-Mart)
Today's activities:
The letter I, i - recognition, writing, following directions
The number 2 - recognition, following directions
The concept more -recognition, following directions
The concept same - recognition, following directions
The concept off- recognition, following directions, cutting, pasting


  1. omg, I can't believe they are going to be off to school soon! Those are really cute zipper pulls. You should have Connor bedazzle one for me ;) No seriously, I kind of want one.

  2. I'll have Connor - maybe Lauren dazzle one up for you!! Yep, they go to school next week. Nick picked up his Star Wars back pack today.

  3. Awesome! Thank Connor and Lauren for me :)