Let's have some educational fun with our preschoolers with this Build-a-Popsicle activity! It's also an excellent way to introduce or reinforce the basics of the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, sight words, and their name.
WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT TO DO:
Take the white piece of paper and draw a popsicle shape. Cut it out.
Take the construction paper and fold it ‘hot dog style’.
Put the popsicle shape cut out along the folded edge and trace it. You should be able to get two per page.
Cut out the popsicle shapes. You don't need to cut the folded edge. It helps keep everything lined up.
Glue the sides and the round top together, but don't glue the bottom.
Write letters, letters of your child's name, numbers, shapes, or sight words on the popsicles and the sticks. Or, if you are learning colors, leave the popsicles blank and draw a colored dot on the popsicle stick to match them up.
Match the popsicles and the sticks together by putting the popsicle sticks inside of the popsicle.
The benefits of this activity:
Not only will kids have fun matching and creating their popsicles, but they will also be learning important skills such as letter and number recognition, fine motor skills, and problem-solving.
Maybe you can even enjoy some real popsicles after the activity!
This is one of the activities from my activity book: Pre-K The Fun Way.
The book contains many fun and engaging activities that help your child learn while having fun.
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