Wednesday, February 16, 2011
President's Day Paper Plate Beards
In anticipation of Presidents' Day, we've been reading books about the various presidents. Today, we read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen B. Winnick, about the real life letter from a little girl, that inspired President Lincoln to grow his trademark beard.
While I was reading, I gave the younger children each a half paper plate to color. C, decided to color hers pink, even though I explained they were making Lincoln beards. If she was going to wear it, it was going to be pink.
I had them color the fronts of the plates, but realized later, the backside curves more naturally like a beard, around the face.
When they had them colored, I cut out the middles...
...punched holes on each side, near the top...
...and tied the ends of a piece of yarn, through the holes, to fit over the children's ears.
We're feeling much more presidential, already.
It's great to be a homeschooler.