In my journeys to find ideas and activities
to keep the children busy and focused on the chosen themes. I found
many resources that had fun ideas and activities from some wonderful
people who are very dedicated to their chosen profession. This has
made it so much easier to plan a themed program! I cannot take credit
for any of the ideas contained on my pages; they are the result of
many other's combined years in the early childhood profession.
These charming cutout ladybug invitations
will have the whole neighborhood buzzing.
Materials: Red tagboard; black tagboard;
pencil; scissors; a nickel; glue stick; hole puncher; black pipe cleaners;
exacto knife; ruler; marker.
To Make: Cut out round shape of ladybug pieces from tagboard. Cut
out 2 red pieces. Glue pieces in place. Trace around a nickel to make
black dots; use marker or tagboard for black center line.
Place the 2 red pieces together, with decorated side on top. Punch
holes through both layers of paper.
Cut two 3" pieces of pipe cleaner for antennae. String a length
through each hole and twist ends to secure. Trim excess.
Use the exacto knife and ruler to lightly score invitations directly
below black head section. Bend to open at scoring.
Write party information inside.
Love a Bug Game Plan
As children arrive, seat them at craft table to decorate egg-carton
caterpillars. (15 minutes)
Take cardboard egg cartons and cut them in half length wise. Using
bottom portions only, paint ahead of time strips in different colors.
Have a table setup ahead of time with caterpillars for each child.
Using glue, let children stick pom poms, pipe cleaners, googgly eyes,
and whatever else you can think of to make some outstanding caterpillars.
If you are
a Bug Theme, here are some rich resource for your
planning, lessons, and activities.