We have been in an "owl" mood lately. It doesn't help that our neighborhood owl has been rather loud in the evenings and reminding us of his presence. Elliana helped me design, cut, and sew this owl headband after she saw the one I made for her little brother. (more info here if you want to make one too) She has made many other small projects too that I really should take pictures of as they are all designed and made by her. We usually spend 2 or 3 afternoons sewing each week!Now it's your turn! We'd love to see your after school activities, both fun and educational. Feel free to link as many as you wish
Elly enjoyed this fine motor activity and didn't even know I was trying to work on her handwriting =) She often doesn't use her "helper hand" to hold the paper when writing. Crayon rubbings can help strengthen her fine motor skills and get her to use that helper hand all at the same time. And she thought she was just having fun!
This week, we are joined by some amazing bloggers for a blog hop featuring all the fun and educational activities to do at home with school age children. I encourage you to visit their blogs. I am sure that you will find them inspiring!
I had also been eyeing a set of fall rubbing plates from Oriental Trading Company, but didn't want to spend the $7.00 it would take to get them to my house. So, we cut up a cereal box into 4 rectangles and I free handed an owl, a turkey, and acorn, and an apple. Then, using Elmers Glue, I thickly traced my drawings. If you want to make these, I highly recommend letting the first glue dry and apply a second layer for the best rubbings.
We also made a leaf weaving project that turned out to be such a hit, that we made 18 more in fall colors for her classmates to do at school =) My fingers were SORE after cutting them all out with a little kids scissors because I could not find a grown up one. I know.... the things we will do for our kids!