Ali Croc in the Swamp
Age: 18 Months - 10 Years (younger ones need more prep & supervision)
Time: 10 min (+ Prep)
Theme: Alligators & Crocodiles
Books: An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber, Mama Don’t Allow by Thatcher Herd, If You Are Happy & You Know It Jungle Edition by James Warhola
Materials:Green (or white) construction paper
Copy paper and printer
Adults / Big Kids get to use Scissors & Pinking Sheers
Prep: Make Ali Crocs (or just a sample/template if you are working with bigger kids – they can trace and cut their own): Fold your construction paper in quarters long way like an M. Make a light outline using the folded edge as the creatures back. (If you position your sketch to the edges 1 sheet will yield 4 Ali Crocs.) You can free hand your Ali Croc or if you search “Fold Up Animals” you can find a template. Cut out the creature – use pinking sheers for the mouth to make a toothy grin!
Find and print a swampy home to color. I found ours at http://www.coloringpages101.com/coloring_pages/Others/Pond_wxxxf.gif
Activity: Each child gets an Ali Croc, a swamp and crayons/pencils/markers. Color the creature and color his home. Add some friends in the pond. Take him for a swim. Have fun!
Notes/Tips: If you just ‘print’ a page from a website it will have the web address at the bottom, but if you right click and copy the picture then paste it into a Word Document then print that it won’t. You can also resize pictures this way.