Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sports Day

Sports Day in our preschool is always so much fun! The children and staff all come in their favorite team's Jersey or appeal, participate in tons of fun and sports related activities, and of course make sports themed crafts. 

One of my favorite crafts for Sports Day are the gold medals we make. For this craft I use child-safe, air dry clay that you can find in any local arts and craft store. We start by giving each child a small ball of clay that they push into a flat circle. After, they take a number "1" stamp and push it into the middle of the clay to make the impression. Once the clay dries completely the children paint the medals with gold paint and I add the ribbons. 

 Another one of my favorite crafts for Sports Day is the football! After a little game of toss the football the children all make their own! They each take the football and roll it into paint and then across brown construction paper. After an hour I cut out mini football shapes out of their paper. Then, in a group all the children sit and finish their footballs by adding the laces and other pieces. 

The baseball bat is always my favorite. The kids use yarn to glue onto the baseball and color in the bat with the brown crayon. So simple yet such a cute craft.