Wednesday, September 28, 2011
S is for Scarecrow
We turned craft time into a "letter sound" activity for C (age 5) this morning, that could also double as an alliteration lesson for E (age 6).
I started by cutting a cardboard S, to use as a template to trace out on pieces of cardboard for each girl, and to trace and cut pieces of fun foam, fabric, and felt, with a few buttons, and bits of twine, and yarn thrown in (all the scarecrow accoutrements could just as easily be cut from colored paper).
The girls glued the pieces down to their S's to make silly slinking scarecrows who slipped from their sticks and are sauntering away, or something like that. You get the idea, anyway.
We had a lot of fun discussing all the possible "s" words, that could be used to describe the scarecrows, while the girls glued the fabric pieces down, and drew faces on in marker.
Then, C traced the "S is for Scarecrow" I had written on her cardboard in pencil.
While E printed the letters, and took a stab at alliteration, herself.
It's great to be a homeschooler.