Today we have made another fun Earth related activity:
It was a sudden idea so I didn’t do the preparation myself. It was a real whole-family task.
What you need:
– contact or sticky paper (here in Hungary you can buy it as the sticky cover for school books)
– green and blue crepe paper
– permanent marker (preferably blue)
Optional for the letter:
– green cardboard strips
While I was drawing the Globe on the transparent side of the sticky paper my dear family were cutting the crepe paper into tiny pieces. Excellent cutting practice for little hands. If you don’t want to give scissors into your little one’s hands they can also tear the crepe paper. Then we fixed it on the wall and pulled the paper off. (Note: you need to draw the mirror image of the Earth and after peeling the cover of the sticky paper you need to fix it on the reverse side – sticky side-out – on the wall)
Sticking could start. Green went on the land and blue, on the seas and oceans.
It took a while and we needed to help E. She wouldn’t have had patience and persistence to do it all alone.
When we finished, E. stuck the letters up. We directed her how to put the letters. Although we did this activity in Hungarian I chose to put on the English word for our planet as it would have been awfully difficult to cut out the accents in ‘FÖLD’ in Hungarian.