My blog features the activities and projects I do with my children. I have 3 children age 11, 7 and 4. I watch an infant, plus my 4 year old nephew! This blog highlights the activities/projects we create during the week. It also provides a way for me to organize all of the activities and projects we do, and it is a great way to share the projects/activities. I hope this blog will become a great resource and inspire creativity.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Wrap an empty, plastic water bottle in green construction paper
Secure with tape
Punch 4 holes into the green paper
Wrap chenille stems to make the feet and place them through the holes
Cut wings out from yellow construction paper
Decorate/color the wings
Staple the wings to the green construction paper
Glue on bead eyes or googly eyes
Wrap a chenille stem around the neck of the bottle to form the antenna
Place a Glow Stick inside the bottle
The Full Effect of the Glo -Bugs!
The finished products!
Craft Stick Fireflies
Glue one colored craft stick on top of two different colored craft sticks to make the body & the wings
Glue on googly eyes or beads (for the eyes)
Craft Stick Ladybug
Glue together 3 black craft sticks and 2 red craft sticks to make the body
Glue a black craft stick on top of the body
Add black dots to the red craft sticks
Glue on googly eyes and black pipe cleaners
Decorate the top of a clothespin with markers
Glue 2 colored craft sticks - in an X on the clothespin to make the wings
Glue on 2 googly eyes
Milk Bottle Cap Bugs!
Draw a half moon with black permanent marker and color it in
Glue 2 googly eyes on the half moon shape
Draw dots/circles with a black, permanent marker
Paint a clothespin - let dry
Cut 2 - 3 inch pieces and 2 - 6 inch pieces from floral wire
Hot glue the ends of the 3 inch pieces on the front opening of the clothespin and the 2 6 inch pieces on the back of the clothespin opening
Glue a googly eye on each side of the clothespin
Bend the floral wire to create your grasshopper
Counting Lightning Bugs
Math - counting, one-to-one correspondence
Addition, plus one
Pre-K: Say the number and add the appropriate number of "lightning bugs"
Kindergarten/1st Grade: write in + 1 after each number