A fun and easy lesson for your Kindergarten class.
The class teacher was absent for the day, so I was asked to take her place for the meantime. So I needed a fast and easy to prepare lesson. Searched through Pinterest and saw similar activity and decided to try it.
Ideal Craft for lessons on: Colors, Shapes, Sizes
Lesson Appropriate for: 3 to 5 years old
We this lesson, we need to prepare the following:
Origami/ Colored Paper
1 Big Circle for the Car`s Body
1 Circle for the window
2 smaller circle for the wheels
2 smaller circle for the rims
Fold the bottom part of the biggest circle
We will only be using 1 half of the circle. Cut the circle into half, then, cut again the arc into half.
Glue together the rim and tire to make the wheels of the car we are making.
4. Now, Put together all the parts to make the car!
5. I let the children paste their car on a bond paper and let them make designs or story out of it.
The children had fun with this simple activity. They have to follow some rules, but at the end, they had an opportunity to express their own creativity.
I wanted to have a simple lesson that would allow the students that practice concentration and fine motor skills while enabling them to review past lessons. While browsing different sites I came across http://www.123homeschool4me.com and saw a series of worksheets that I can use for the kids.
For this particular activity, we wanted to have a review on colors and at the same time give the children freedom to use their creativity.
For the students to review past lessons on Colors.
Encourage creativity and strengthen dexterity skills.
We just survived a very long and stressful month! So many events to host and prepare. We were understaffed and were just plain busy. I am very grateful of all the people who volunteered and helped us though it all. Money can`t even repay the time and effort that they have spent just to help us with all the preparations and all other things that need to be tended to.
The event would not be a success without those people who supported and helped us all the way! All my appreciation and gratitude I`ve written on these cards. I know words are not enough to express my thanks!
All my friends know that I love crafts and I crafting. Though it`s time consuming, I still enjoy every process I need to do to create a handmade piece. Some of my crafts I post and sell on social media. Sometimes I have bulk orders, sometimes nothing at all. Some items I sold, some items just sit on my craft area. My friends usually ask me how much do I make doing this things? frankly, not much but the answer is not the amount of income that I make, but how I make people feel.
I do crafts because I really enjoy doing it. It relaxes me because it is through crafts that I am able to just focus more on my art and on myself. I basically do crafts as gifts more than for income. Just looking at people’s positive reaction makes me feel fulfilled and all the effort and time spent is worth it. Others may not really understand how crafters work and think. But I guess, it’s all about the motivation that makes all the difference. Although we wish we could make more money out of it, but it’s not really that important, just my opinion at least for that matter.Maybe because I value people and relationships more than business. Just Like what Nike says, just do it!
I now have an official blog. But, aside from my deep interest with crafts, I actually don’t have a clue what else can I do with it. As I look and read around fellow crafter`s blogs I felt more inspired and encouraged. I get this feeling that blogs exist to encourage others of the same interests through sharing of knowledge and skills while others inspire people to take the challenge of discovering new ventures.
As for my first blog entry, I would like to share this simple craft that we made together with my students. It`s the first time that I used craft during our class and that it`s when I discovered that kids really do enjoy doing things with their hand. Since then, my mode of teaching has changed and now I usually integrate lessons with crafts. Now, my students and I have much more to talk about, we learn together and share stories together. We have great time together and we often get surprised how time flies so fast, the next thing we know, the period is now over!
Crafting is not just a hobby but a way of communicating. It opens doors of self –expression and discovery, it is also a way of uplifting one`s self-esteem when one make`s a beautiful and interesting piece. So much more to talk about crafting, but with all the excitement and possibilities, I might as well pause here. Looking forward on this new found journey.