Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lest we Forget

It's Anzac Day tomorrow so I used that as the theme during craft time today.

Seeing as most of the children I look after are only 3 it can be difficult to find something age-appropriate but I ended up with 2 activities the kids enjoyed.

  This is our 'stained glass window' poppy wall hanging - as coloured by my 2 year old

After the kids had coloured in their picture we turned the paper over and rubbed a cotton  ball dipped in cooking oil over the back (I think this was the kids favourite part of the activity). You don't need much oil on the cotton ball as the paper turns translucent fairly quickly and suddenly the picture starts to appear.

Once the paper had dried I added some string for hanging and if you put it near a window or somewhere full of light it really does look like a stained glass window.

Our other craft activity for the day used free printables from Mooo, which have some awesome poppy templates as well as an Anzac biscuit recipe and the Anzac day story for kids on their website.

After reading the Anzac Day story to the kids I printed up an edited version along with the poppy template which they assembled, with a little help from me when scissors were required, and then glued it on the picture.

For two and three year olds they did a pretty good job!

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Lest we forget

1 comment:

Robyn Kennerson said...

Carolyn, what a fabulous activity you did with the kids. They may not have any understanding of ANZAC Day but will look at their pieces of art in years to come and realise they did something to commemorate the day xxx