By Maria Bonfanti Esche
Youngsters love studying approximately particular days and celebrating them with arts and crafts. Skipping the common eco-friendly shamrocks, orange paper pumpkins, and pink doily hearts, teenagers have a good time! lists a hundred days to recollect with two hundred comparable actions for kids and grown-ups. There’s a Hansel and Gretel stroll for Jakob Grimm’s birthday, a Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, and a primary reduction package to make in honor of Clara Barton’s Birthday. the importance of every special occasion is defined during this academic tribute to the vacations, background, and accomplishments of many cultures and lots of humans.
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In honor of Mardi Gras, we can make our own masks. 37 For a Sun Mask you will need: Yellow paint Yellow or orange construction paper White craft glue Gold glitter For a Clown Mask you will need: Have the children: 1. Cut a 9-inch paper plate in half. Punch a hole on each side. Tie a 15-inch string in each hole. Have someone help locate the spots for the eye holes and cut them out. ) Cut a triangle out between the eyes to fit over your nose. Crayons or markers Bright-colored tissue Bright construction paper White craft glue Any color glitter For a Cat Mask you will need: Small sponge Whatever color "cat" paint you want Construction paper 3 long pipe cleaners Tape 38 2.
4. Give the children old magazines and have them cut or tear out pictures of lights (lamps, flashlights, car headlights, street lights, lighted signs—anything that uses electric light). Let them glue their pictures inside their bulb shapes. 5. Finally, let the children write "Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison" across the top and bottom of their paper in glue. Then cover the glue with gold glitter. Lay pictures flat until they are dry. Making a Recording You will need: Tape recorder Blank tape s the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison was the first to record voices.
Beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended. 3. Gradually add flour until mixture forms a dough that you can handle easily. 4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and not sticky. ) 5. Place kneaded dough in a greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Let dough rise in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 1 hour). 6. When the dough has doubled, punch it down and divide into three or four pieces. Let the children shape these pieces into loaves any shape they choose.