Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Keeper

The kids are all about making a project themselves from start to finish. I am amazed at how little instruction I have to give. I just set out the materials and they go to work.

For this project I strung the eggs for them because that part was a little tricky even for me.
These eggs came with holes in the top so it worked perfect for this activity.

 The whole project could have just been cutting straws and they would have been happy. It was interesting for me to watch these three. They are each at such a different stages with their fine motor work.
My almost 3 year old is just happy to cut as fast as he can, now that he has complete control with his scissors.
Our 2 year old little lady is still trying to master the correct way to hold the item that she is trying to cut.
And our 4 year old sets goals for his work, aiming to cut each piece the same size.
Stringing the necklace was a bit of a challenge since the egg was in the middle so they had to find a way to fill both sides without the beads falling off.
Keeping the string laying on the table seemed to work best.
The finished product gave them such pride in their work. Anything that they create that becomes something they can wear seems to bring the most satisfaction.
                         And the fact that this item holds candy!! Well that just sealed the deal.
They were thrilled when I added the treats! Can you tell?

They were also so proud of each other and praising one and other for a job well done.

 We all gave this project a A+

1 comment:

  1. Great project idea! I might use this for my home daycare today :)