Time has once again run away with me and so I am combining the last 4 weeks of our mini beasts topic into one post in an effort to get back on track soon.
For our third week, we made our own hats either in the form of "une abeille" (a bee) or "une coccinelle" (a ladybird). They were very simple for our little ones to create using a long length of stiff card, appropriately coloured collage materials and pipe cleaners for antennae. The finished hats look really great and little imp still wears hers several weeks on :0)
In our fourth week, we let our toddlers get as messy and creative as they could with lots of colourful paint, blank sheets of paper and spaghetti "worms" (vers de terre) to paint with. Their finished wriggly worm paintings were great :0)
In the fifth session, we made some mini beast masks:
abeille - bee
coccinelle - ladybird
araignée - spider
papillon - butterfly
For our final mini beast session, we made escargot (snails). We used long lengths of card, the same kind as we had used for our hats a few weeks earlier. We rolled the card up to make a spiral shell and left a small piece for the body. The children then used the collage materials and glue and glitter to decorate their snail shells. :0)
We hope you enjoy trying out some of these mini beast crafts at home :0)
Our next topic is music and movement and has been fun so far, watch this space for the first blog post hopefully within the next few days!
In the meantime, happy singing and crafting! :0)