Last night I went to bed and thought I should have some activities for the kids since 4th of July is coming soon. I woke the next morning and looked around the house for some simple activities! Here is what I "threw" together...
LUNCH: The most important acivity!
BOOKS: The teacher in me always
finds a way to read a book!!
CREATE: We dot stamped and colored!!
|I made a flag example but mostly the children came up with their own red and blue creations!|
|I only placed out red and blue crayons. We looked at a real flag to help us color our own!|
PLAY: Of course we had to go outside!!
|This idea came from "Family Fun" magazine!!|
|Gather flour, sifter, spray water bottle, and cardboard (used for star stencil)|
|Cut out a star from your cardboard. Go outside and spray a patch of grass with water, lay your star stencil down, then sift the flour over the star stencil. Remove the stencil and you have a STAR in the grass!|
Each child was able to make a star! Then afterwards they free played with the flour and water (great sensory activity!) Later we played in the sprinkler to wash all the flour off our hands!
SURPRISE! My toddler calls presents/gifts "surprises"
|Each child went home with an American flag for a gift!|
Happy 4th of July!!