The beauty of God’s creation is visible all around us. Use these creative windsocks to teach preschoolers the importance of taking time to admire His creation, like the wind.
- construction paper,
- crepe paper,
- yarn, and
Simple Preschool Craft: Waving in the Wind
Before class cut a 2 x 11 1/2-inch strip of construction paper and a 6-inch piece of yarn for each child. Cut several 12-inch crepe paper streamers for each child.
Give each child a strip of construction paper and help him or her tape the two ends together to form a ring. Set out the crepe paper streamers and have children tape streamers around the rings. Older children may wish to tear the ends of the streamers for a fringed effect.
Tape a piece of yarn on opposite sides of each ring to form a handle. Have children take their windsocks outside and watch the colorful streamers wave in the wind. Children can make smaller windsocks by using 1-inch widths cut from cardboard tubes. They can hang several of these from the bottom of a wire hanger.
Have children hold their windsocks up in the wind or wave them around if it’s a still day. As they do, lead them in the following rhyming game.
Say: Colors waving, blowing free. What bright colors do you see?
Call on a child to tell a color that he or she sees. Repeat the rhyme so each child has a turn to play.
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