It’s that time of year…when a new chapter begins, children meet new friends, teachers and take on another curriculum. We help our little children with this transition by reading stories, playing games, singing lots of songs, role plays and crafts. We find ways to allay their fears, yet some will cry for a longer period of time especially those, who have never been to a daycare. I find the Mama Llama books to be an excellent read during this time. We begin our school year with our theme ‘All About Me’ – as we welcome the old and the new. Here is a poem I wrote for the toddlers and preschooler, it is fun and will have children asking to repeat the activities I Am Me
Simple activities like this help children describe, talk, make reference to their temperaments, attributes, and the likes. The craft materials we provided invited them to make their self-portrait.
This craft was done with recycled materials, cardboard, buttons, hair…..
We made cutouts from cardboard, provided buttons, glue and white paper to glue the portrait on. We invited the children to make their portraits to their liking. The toddlers were assisted with positioning and application.The material for the hair 🙂I so love all the pieces.Done by my son, the perfect hair representing his African American curly hair.Here comes the mermaid girl, this one done by Senu who considers herself unique with these mermaid legs.This piece according to the artist is of a girl wearing a red bandana and who has a big mouth.This is one of my favorite… done by a toddler We shall not forget the creative and colorful ones with bold moves.We love to recycle our cardboard boxes that are always perfect for many crafts and teaching aides.
See some of our other cardboard projects : –
Have fun making cardboard portraits with your children —Miss Sue 🙂
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