LEAP YEAR FROGS || we just made this fun leap year game to celebrate Feb 29 tomorrow. We made these cute origami jumping frogs using instructions found on the net (try googling easy origami frogs) and have been jumping them onto the lily pads. You could put numbers on the lily pads for some early numeracy activities or you could make different coloured frogs and match them to coloured lily pads. The ways to play are endless.
Since it is a Leap Year this year, we wanted to do some fun Leap Year Learning activities. We made a Leap Frog Math Game with jumping origami frogs that was a HUGE hit with my kids. They played with it for a long time. First, I will show you how we made our jumping …
ORIGAMI HEARTS || I love these origami hearts miss5 made recently! These hearts are a great way to introduce origami to littlies. Miss5 also writes little notes inside for us inside. They are super cute. We are busy making origami leap frogs now!!
LUNAR NEW YEAR || paper lanterns are a great craft activity for small children. Miss4 and I made these mini-lanterns this morning. We used origami paper squares, and decorated them with washi tape and our heart shape hole punch. We are going to attach ours to some ribbon to make a decorative garland for Lunar New Year.
SPRING || I have learnt so much on Instagram lately. Embarrassingly, I had no idea about Groundhog Day. I love the idea of celebrating the beginning of spring, especially after a cold winter. We made these origami spring hedgehogs today and played a fun matching colour game with pegs to make spikes. These were made by miss5, and we extended the game by adding spikes of two hedgehogs to work on some early math skills.
SUPER HERO || every super hero needs some wrist bands! We made these from an old cardboard tube that we painted and decorated with washi tape and stickers. And of course every super hero needs a city to protect, so we have been getting some scissor practise in and making some buildings!