This past September I entered into the world of kindergarten as my oldest daughter started school. I also volunteered to help with classroom parties. After the panic set because crafting with my own kids is way different than crafting with 24 kids, I started brainstorming easy craft ideas for each party theme. Thankfully, the teacher (who rocks, by the way) hasn't asked me to do very much . . . I wonder if she's skeptical that I can actually handle the job. I would be skeptical if I was her looking at me. (I'm pretty sure that didn't make sense to anyone but me!)
Okay . . . Let me get to the point.
I'm in the process of auditioning crafts for the holiday party on December 23. I would like to have a couple different craft stations with the following themes:
1) Eat It - something food related for them to decorate/make and eat right there
2) Keep It - a craft for them to keep for themselves or their home
3) Give It - a craft for them to giveaway to a neighbor or friend
I'm going to show off one possible kids' craft a day this week. Will you help me decide which one you think would be best for a kindergarten classroom of squirrel-like 5 and 6 year olds?
Let the auditions begin!
Yarn Candy Cane or Wreath Ornament
Here’s what you need:
~Small cardboard wreath cutouts and candy cane cutouts
~White yarn cut into long pieces
~Red yarn cut into long pieces
Here’s what you do:
1) Help child tape a piece of white yarn to the back of the cutout of their choice.
2) Show child how to wrap yarn around the cutout. My daughter was able to wrap the yarn easily around the candy cane, but she needed a bit more instruction to wrap the yarn around the wreath cutout.
3) Completely wrap the cardboard cutout in white yarn. When it’s fully covered help child tuck the end of the yarn underneath yarn wrappings on the backside of the cutout.
4) The red yarn is than wrapped around the cutout in the same pattern that an actual candy cane or peppermint mint would be. Help the child by securing the beginning and end of the red yarn.
I'm not too thrilled with this audition! I think it's kind of boring for kindergartners and may require too much supervision.
Weigh in! What do you think?
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