Wednesday, August 20, 2008
By the way, in addition to "H" crafts, we also try to read books about "H" things, do "H" coloring pages and worksheets, sing "H" songs, find "H" things in the house and outside, and watch "H" videos on the computer.
Anyway, here are the "H" crafts that worked for this 16-month-old last week:
Happy Face. Mommy painted this happy face mask on a plastic plate for me. I thought it was rather bland, and since she gave it to me while the paint was still wet, I gave it a face makeover. Much better, don't you think? Very fun to play peekaboo with!
Helicopter. Mommy folded up a whirlybird (instructions here) for me. I had fun watching it spin as it floated down! That kept me occupied for about 3 minutes.
Hot Dog Man. We made this hot dog man using raisins for eyes. I had fun biting his arms and legs and head off.
Newspaper Hat. We made this newspaper hat; actually Mommy made it while I tried to mess up the newspaper, and then she gave it to me to paint. I absolutely would not model it, though. That's a mommy's job. Though she was having a really bad hair day . . .
House. We made a house out of a box. We used construction paper to make the windows and doors, and green Easter basket grass for landscaping.
Holes. I poked holes into play dough. You can make holes lots of other ways, too. Mommy thinks my foot looks cute in this photo.
Handprints. Here is my first handprint activity. It was so much fun that I did lots more impromptu handprints on the walls later (see Saturday's post).
Heart Stickers. We had to do SOMETHING with hearts this week. I put heart stickers on a foil doily.
Hippo. I LOVE hippos. I've been saying "hippo" all week. I like to watch them sing on YouTube - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Noodles On My Back," "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." So we did this hippo toilet paper roll craft that you can find at http://www.dltk-kids.com/. I colored most of it, and Mommy cut it out and pasted it together. It didn't last long, though. I pulled off the head and the arms and the feet very quickly!
Honeysuckle. We checked out some "H" flowers in Auntie Susan's garden, including honeysuckle and hibiscus. The honeysuckle smells wonderful!
Hanger. We made a door hanger to show when I am sleeping. We glued the template onto a cereal box to make it stiffer. I am good at gluing! I am also good at tearing, so Mommy had to do some repair work to the monkey's foot. The template came from http://www.daniellesplace.com/.
Hopscotch. After Mommy made me a hopscotch game on our sidewalk, I was all ready to join the big kids at my cousins' house. They didn't seem to want me on their hopscotch game, though. Wonder why?
But they made me my very own hopscotch game - see? And check out the red shoes; they are my friend K's! I love shoes.
And here I am wearing my cousin's shoes. I know it's not an "H" photo, but shoes take precedence over letters any day of the week in my book.
I know I should be giving people credit for most of these ideas, but I've picked them up all over the place so can't remember or figure out who. So if you feel you deserve the credit, let me know and I'll give it to you.
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