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Monday, January 13, 2014

"E is for" Mini craft/activity

Hey guys!
Hope all is well with you all <3

Teaching pre-k for almost seven years now, I have learned to be a little silly with activities and crafts. I will use any means to keep the students engaged and learning (even if I have to break out into a random rap about what I'm teaching that day).

(Here's a picture of my students posing {They Love the camera})

Today I will be sharing a simple activity/craft that my students thought was very silly but fun to do.
This craft was done back in October of 2013, when we were teaching the letter E.
The classroom chose the name Edna and I named it "Edna Elephant Lives In An Egg", but be as creative as you'd like.

First step is to figure out how big you want to make your final product, I decided on regular sized construction paper, and give each student a sheet.

Copy a picture of an elephant (I found this cutie on google) and an egg (for the artistically inclined). Draw a zig zag line through the middle of the egg, I made bigger zig zags to make it easier for Pre-K to cut. Make sure to draw a simple shape around the elephant, pre-k wasn't able to cut out the elephant without it.

Have the students color the egg and elephant. (I colored my egg to like an Easter egg, they enjoyed it and were excited because they figured out that Easter started with an E). Have the students cut out the egg and elephant.

Now, have the students cut the egg on the zig zag line. This part was a little more difficult but, surprisingly, each student was able to do it with minimal help from my assistant or my self.

We're almost done!!!

This is the easiest and most fun part. Putting it all together.

Have the students glue the elephant in the center of the construction paper (A glue stick works best here).
The last part is totally up to you. I chose to place one staple at the very top of the egg and a staple at the very bottom. You can have students glue it or tape it.

Peek-a-boo!! There's Edna inside of her egg.

You can write the name across the top or, depending what time of year you are doing this, have the students write it. If I would have chosen this activity later in the year, Pre-k would just copy it off the board.

Thanks for reading! I hope this was a helpful post. 

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Until next blog, Gbu guys!

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