Friday, August 26, 2011

Printable: Fold and Cut Butterfly

Folding and cutting activities are a great way to hone those preschool skills. My 4 year old loves seeing what comes out when he unfolds the final product after cutting. He loved this butterfly.

*Tip: When learning to cut, it's easier to cut through thicker papers that stay stiff. Start with card stock then work your way up to construction paper and then plain paper.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Printable: Flying Geese.

This cold, wet weather we've been having here in New England puts me in mind of geese flying. Depressing as it is, that's not too far away!

Here's a printable for a pair of flying geese. Make a pair (Did you know Geese generally mate for life?) or an entire flock! Hang them on your light fixture or on your curtain rods. Or make a mobile.

The Printable:

What You need:
card stock
hole punch
tape for hanging (or just hang them on a curtain rod.)

What You Do:

Grown-Ups- Print up on card stock. Cut out the goose bits, punch the holes and cut the slits. Cut lengths of string and tie one to each goose.

Kids: Color the geese. Fold the wings in half on the dotted line and slip the wings through the slot your grown-up cut on the bodies. Tell your grown-up where to hang them up! Also, before hanging, if you pinch the top of the body with your finger and thumb you can make your goose flap his wings by moving your hand up and down!