Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hidden in a Field of Green (card) - Toddler Art Project


Hidden in a Field of Green

Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)

Time: 10 min (+ Prep)

Theme: St Patrick’s Day, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Clovers

Books: Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley, Nobody by Liz Rosenberg  

Materials:
Assorted green paper
Copy paper and printer
Crayons/Colored Pencils/Markers
Glue Sticks
Adults get to use Scissors 

Prep: Cut out lots of green hearts 1” or smaller. Find a fairy or leprechaun image to use as your imaginary friend. I choose this one http://www.activity-sheets.com/coloring_page/stpatrick/st_patrick_14.htm Instead of just printing out the page, copy the image and paste it into a word document. To make a card change the page orientation to landscape, resize and position the image in the lower right corner – then just fold the printed sheet.

Activity: Each child gets a printed card and crayons/pencils/markers. Make it colorful! When done, trade the coloring tools for a glue stick and lots of green hearts. Help the fairy (leprechaun) hide in a field of green. Make shamrocks by pointing 3 hearts together and lucky ones with 4!

Notes/Tips: In Word, if you format the picture as ‘Behind Text’ it will allow you to move it freely around the page. Heavier paper makes a sturdier card – but be aware of your printer capabilities.

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