Monday, February 23, 2015

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Paper Plate Decorations and Preschool Activities

Dr. Seuss Craft Idea. Kids' Poetry with Poppins Book Nook.

Kids' Poetry is a theme for February at Poppins Book Nook. Dr. Seuss, with his fun Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is ready to help when the mother is out. Our new paper plate Things are up to this challenge. They are to decorate the bedroom wall and reassure that it's safe to be by yourself! You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook activities here: Glowing Lights - the Power of Creative Play.

The Cat in the Hat

Our favorite book of the month is "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss. My 3 year old was puzzled by this book. So much mess! Good thing everything was in order when the mother came back!

The main point for my 3 year old: it is never safe to be without Mommy around. Not even in her bedroom at night. Monsters and bugs visit at times. Oh, but there are Thing 1 and Thing 2 now. Their smiley faces and amusing play ideas can brighten the day. Here is a rhyme we used:

My mother's away.
How bad that I stay?
Thing 1 and Thing 2,
What can you do?
A kiss and warm hug -
Get away, spooky bug!

Paper Plate Thing 1 and Thing 2

Pictured above: the lines are drawn free hand. The bold lines are for cutting.

The plate is ready for paint. Leave the face and the circle on the chest white.

Red paint is always so cheerful! Dr. Seuss is genius for this color combination; and plain lines draw attention to detail. Kids immediately notice the bright smile and the numbers. With Dr. Seuss's fun rhymes, we counted from 1 to 2, and from 2 to 1 - our first introduction to the backward counting.

While the red plates were aside and drying, we got to make the hand printed blue hair. I drew a circle on a printer paper to help with placing the hand.

To position arms and legs, fold each down and then up at a suitable angle. Make a fun spiral with a pencil for each limb. Note: I couldn't find the initial source for this paper plate doll craft idea.

The last step: glue the hair to the back of the head. Optional: use a black marker for tracing. That will make the features bold.

Kids' Poetry

It's time for the Poppins Book Nook - a book club that goes live on the last Monday of each months.
You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook books and activities here:

The theme for this month is "Kids' Poetry". Visit the hosts of Poppins Book Nook to find out what the kids were up to, their poetic adventures and discoveries.

The wonderful bloggers that participate in the Poppins Book Nook are:  Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Kid’s Poetry Bundle Giveaway!
Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers
a chance to win a brand new storybook
or product that ties in with our theme for the month.
This month one lucky entrant will win
the Kids' Poetry Bundle.
The winner will enjoy two books full of poetry for children. The two books that they will win is the Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry and Poetry Speaks to Children (*kindly note that these are affiliate links and your purchase helps to run this book club). These two magical books will help your children learn about and have fun with poetry.
Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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