Today we started learning about the letter B. Now, when I think about words that start with B I automatically think of bears. Bears are cute, fuzzy, dangerous, can be a comfort in the form of a teddy bear or kind of scary if met in the wild. However you view bears we have all heard of the build-a-bear workshops that are in many malls. I remember as a kid wishing that I could go and get a bear from there. Well, when we came to this I decided that my kids would get to build a bear but it would be my way, and that is how I came up with build-a-bear construction paper style.
I am a mom that likes to do crafts with my kids. It has been quite the learning experience on how to best do things. The number one thing that I have noticed is that the craft goes much more smoothly if I am prepared ahead of time. If I take the time and make the effort to set things up before we start the craft goes a lot more smoothly and the kids seem to have more fun. For this craft that meant that I gathered all the materials that I would need and I pre cut the princesses pieces because using scissors is still a little difficult with her small hands.
- Different colors of construction paper
- A fancy whole punch for the nose(not required but is fun!)
As they worked on these parts of the activity I stepped back and realized that they were working in close proximity to each other and not fighting! Now this is a huge deal as of late because it seems that they can’t be in the same room without fighting. I had to get a picture of the moment!
The kids seemed to have a lot of fun with the activity. The firefighter said that he won’t be able to forget the letter B because he had so much fun making this bear. Lets see if that is actually true tomorrow when we review…