I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day of this series.
It sure has been a fun month! And this activity was one of the bigger hits with my kids. Probably because my kids love music so much. Come to think of it, I’ve never met a kids who didn’t love music.
We talked earlier this month about what a powerful tool music is and how it can bring so much joy in the home!
So today I grabbed all the necessary materials to make this craft, and when we were done we turned on the music and had a great time.
Here is what you need:
Paper plates (two per tambourine)
Crayons, markers, and stickers
Have your child decorate his paper plates. I skipped this part with my kids because we only had plastic plates. But they still found this craft a lot of fun!
Pour a handful of beans on to one plate and cover with the second plate.
Cut 4-6 streamers. You can cut the ends into a “V” to make them extra pretty.
Place a streamer in between the two plates and staple together. Repeat this step until you’ve stapled all around the plate. You may need to staple extra to make sure the beans don’t fall out.
Now turn on a CD, dance and have fun!
After a while my kids grabbed strips of streamers and danced around the house! Did I mention my kids love music and dance?
Note: Here is a variation to this craft
1 Paper plate per child (deeper ones if you can find them)
1 Sheet of paper to decorate
Crayons, markers and stickers to decorate
Have your child decorate the paper. When done, lay across the plate and staple once at opposite ends. Turn over and trim the paper to fit the plate. Before stapling further, have your child slip a handful of beans inside. Staple well all the way around!
This post is day 28 of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.