Friday, November 30, 2012

space alien name art activity

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 Bear {4 yrs} can spell his name aloud and recognize it in written form.  so, it’s time to start working on learning to write his name.  {please note that the following project was done twice.  once with his real name and once with his nickname for blog purposes… and he was thrilled to do two of them!}

 
to start off, i folded two pieces of construction paper in half and wrote each of our names on them.  then i cut out around the names.  once the papers were opened up, it provided the shape that our aliens would be.  this was the only part of the activity that was structured.  after this, Bear had full control over what materials to use and how to use them.  i set out a large tray full of various craft supplies for us to choose from. 
  

decorating the name aliens was fun for both of us… every now and then i actually make my own version of projects with Bear.  for the longest time, i stopped because he strived to make his look just like mine.  this only caused frustration for him and a bit of heartbreak for me. 
 
 
once they were done and the glue dried, we put them up in our preschool area.
 


for more space-related activities, check out this Space Monster Math with Playdough post i did at Learn with Play at Home.
 
as well as these:
Mm is for Moon: Tot School from Train Up a Child
Mm is for Moon: Kindergarten from Train Up a Child
Moon Buddy from Let's Lasso the Moon
Bubble Wrap Moon Walk from Our Feminist {Play}School
Thinking Creatively from Play Dr. Mom
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Activities from Inspiration Laboratories
 
 
 
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4 comments:

Allison said...

This looks like fun, and hey thanks for the mention. :)

Deborah Alter-Rasche said...

Fun! It's got me thinking about making aliens out of each individual letter of the name but with the letters still visable...hmmm. Thanks for the inspirations :)

Joyce said...

Those turned out perfect! This is so neat. Very creative, Andie!

Angela said...

Definitely doing this activity during our "Out of this World" week this summer. So cute!

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