Brown paper bag yellow, orange, white and black construction paper (or color white paper) scissor glue stick pencil Lorax Parts stencil or just get creative and do it your way
Cut the bottom off of your paper bag. This will create a shorter Lorax and give you some brown paper to make the limbs. Trace and cut out Lorax parts. This is a good time to talk about how many eyes and mustaches you might need. Or get creative and make your own custom parts. Glue on the parts. I had to use a little brown bag paper to cover up some wording. Good thing the Lorax looks a little scruffy. Now have a fun story time with your Lorax. Speak for the trees!
Color paper scissor glue stick paint pencils or markers
Trace your hand of choice. Cut out hand shape. Glue onto blue paper. Cut our green grass. Glue at base of your hand tree. Use paint to make fingerprint leaves or cut our pieces of paper to make glued on leaves. The choice is yours. Make a whole bunch of trees to make a family of trees.
Color paper pipe cleaners or wooden craft sticks or paper straws or sticks from outside scissor tape glue tapered cup
Using the tapered cup trace a circle from both sides. Cut our the circles. Choose a color paper for your petals. Cut out any shape you like. Triangles, circles, squares, hearts, rectangles. It doesn't need to be a specific shape. I like to fold the paper so you can get many shapes with each cutting. Glue shapes around the larger circle's edge. Cover middle of the flower with glued smaller circle. Turn your beautiful flower over and tape on a stem with the pipe cleaner or other material of choice. Give these flowers to your friends and family. Spread joy, love and hope.
Heart stamp valentine's
Paper, card stock, card board any color paint any color marker or pens paper tube ruler or paint stick
Take the paper tube and your ruler. Squish a strait fold into the paper tube. Then press another fold into the opposite side. Shape it a little. Now you have a heart stamp. Get your creative ideas going and stamp away. Make Valentine's or happy notes to everyone. After the paint dries you can ad more personality to your hearts by adding faces. Make sure to give these creations to someone you love.
Winter sounds bingo
This one is easy. All you need is some warm outside winter gear and your ears. Get your warm gear on and get outside. Listen and look. Work together. Have fun. Get a nice warm comfy drink of hot cocoa when you are done.
Stack three pieces of the color paper using at least one white fore the beard and what every hat color you choose. Trace your favorite person's hand. Cut out hand shape through all three pieces of paper. Cut the bottom part off of the hat colored piece. Glue the hat and beard onto the base. Trace your favorite person's thumb. Cut out and glue nose piece on hat and beard line. Punch a hole in top of hat. Tie on string. Hang our Nisse for all the enjoy.
create gratitude cubes
Paper or card stock markers, crayons, color pencils scissor cube template glue stick
Print off cube template. Cut out template. Write down the names of family and friends on the sides of the cube and decorate. Use a glue stick to attach the tabs and form the cube. (This takes a little patience and time. Hold the sides for a count of 10 to allow the glue to stick)
Variations of Gratitude Cube Activity 1. Write down names of family and friends. Create the cube. Toss the cube. For the name that appears at the top, take turns expressing what you are grateful for about that person. 2. Create Gratitude Cube as in example 1. Then toss the cube. The name that appears on top will express what they are grateful for. 3. Create an individual Gratitude Cube for each person in your family. One side will have a name. The other sides will be a statement of what your are grateful for about them.
Have fun! Enjoy the conversations and sharing of love for each other.
Paper or index cards or card stock cut all in the same shapes Markers or crayons Your imagination
Find a friend and take turns drawing images. Copy the images best you can so you have a match. You don't have to limit this to just illustrations, if you want to practice numbers and letters this can be a great game to practice those skills. Once you have finished your matching art cards, mix them up and set them out for a fun game of find and match. You can make as many cards as you want.
make your own strengths trohpy
Paper Crayons Markers Colored pencils scissor glue index cards
There are two versions of the Strengths Trophy that I created. Maybe you could come up with another version. My son drew a trophy template if you want to print it off to color and fill in your strengths, or draw your own. I liked cutting out strips with the index cards and writing down strengths. This activity is a great opportunity to talk with your child about what strengths you see in each other. Take some time to talk about what qualities we appreciate in our family members.
Supplies: Paper Paint (non toxic, acrylic) scissor flat sponge
Cut out a fish shape in the sponge (or any shape you like). Pour paint onto a flat surface that has room for dabbing. Dab fishy shaped sponge in paint. I used two primary colors which can lead to a great conversation about making colors. You can use any colors you want. Press sponge with paint on it onto your paper. Don't forget about your little bits from your cutting. Use the left over shapes to create plants or other sea creatures. Enjoy your underwater print and you can reuse the sponges to make more prints or help clean up.
make a nature creature puppet
Supplies: Leaves, grass and flat items from nature with texture (Please avoid plants that can cause skin irritation) paper scissors crayons glue or tape sticks or craft sticks
Go on a walk and collect flat items with texture. Please help your explorer avoid plants that could cause skin irritation or sharp rocks. Place the items in between two pieces of paper. Using the long side of a peeled crayon, make a rubbing of your selected item. Draw a face on the image you created. Cut out your image in any shape you wish. Attach a stick with glue or tape.
Now use your Nature Creature Puppet to create your own stories. Put on a show.
make a MAGNIFYING glass
Supplies: Paper Towel Tube Scissor Tape Markers or Crayons
Cut the paper towel tub in half. Cut the short tube once along it's length. Cut about a half an inch strip off the top. It does not have to be exact. Curl up cut tub to make a smaller tube. Tape the ends to keep tube tight. Fold down a flap on each end of the half inch strip. Tape folded tabs to the tube.
Decorate as you wish.
Now be a "Book Detective" and take a closer look into your books. Find colors, pictures, patterns and words. Play a rhyming game of all the items you can fine. Have fun!