Carnival decorations – garlands

February has come and we are preparing for the carnival (“Farsang” in Hungarian). Although E. keeps telling me it’s not carnival but one of her water friends’ birthday party decorations, I guess we can call these simple paper decor carnival decorations as well.

What you need is

  • coloured paper
  • scissors
  • glue (stick)

Ring garland:

Cut strips of paper. Make a ring (glue the two ends together) and make the next ring so it goes through the first. 20170201_1346401

Continue until you’ll get a long garland:

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Square garland:

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Again cut strips of coloured paper (I used A/4 sized paper but the longer the better). Glue two different colour strips together so they form an L shape. Then all you need to do is fold the strips on top of each other. If you run out of paper strips you can glue on some more.

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We made both creations in 2 languages as we were working on them for several days. In English we revised the shapes, like rectangle, square and circle and colours. We also used vocabulary like glue, fold, cut, join, hang and decorate just to mention a few.

I’ll come back with a fan kind of decor. The stapler was in great use when we made it. Stay tuned.

Laundry basket baby toy

Wow! I’ve just found some old photos in which E was making a toy for Baby Sis out of some ribbons, the laundry basket and some other toys. Kids’ creativity knows not bounds.

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As there are some  birthdays in October and November to celebrate ribbons are out of the box and I can hardly put them away until the end of December. E. took some of them and started to tie them on the laundry basket which was laid sideways. She put some toys in and baby Sis was more than pleased.

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After having lost interest in the hanging ribbons L. started to use the basket as baby walker.

She was getting familiar with word like hanging, ribbons, in, out, pull, push.
I was so happy and grateful for this activity. First of all, the kids play together, second, I didn’t have to do anything to entertain them, third, they practised their English.