The countdown to kindergarten and preschool has begun. Don't wait! Be proactive and prepare your child for a successful transition into this new and important experience. It will lay the foundation for your little one's future.
Skills Encouraged With This Activity: Color and shape recognition. Fine motor skills including cutting with child safety scissors, taping or gluing, writing, and coloring.
Want to make something special for dad? Show dad you love him by making him a colorful, fun tie! All you need are child safety scissors, markers or crayons, TWO sheets of paper, and glue or tape.
FIRST, on a sheet of paper, draw the outline of a tie.
SECOND, it’s time to get creative! Decorate your tie any way you want. This is a good time to talk about colors and shapes. Encourage your little ones to name the colors and shapes they are using to decorate their tie.
When you are finished decorating, EITHER put your second sheet of paper underneath the drawing of your tie, and cut out the tie so you make TWO ties OR cut out your tie and hold it over the blank sheet of paper so your child can trace the outline of the tie to cut out a second tie.
NEXT, glue the top of your decorated tie to the top of your blank tie.
Inside is where you can write your favorite thing about your dad or other important male figure in your life. Allow your child to talk about their favorite things about their dad and then, if able, they can write them inside the tie.
When you have completed your tie, you can share your child’s design on Twitter or our Facebook page with the hashtag #FamilyFriday #Carla&LivKIDS and see everyone else’s beautiful ties!
Happy #FamilyFriday and Happy Father’s Day!
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I'm a Parent Educator, Author, and Founder of Carla & Liv KIDS. My mission is to prepare every child for a strong start in school. One of my tools is my quick-read, research-based book, SCHOOL IS NEW TO ME: A Beginner's Guide to Starting School.