Cut out Stick puppets: I use them for introducing activities and engaging attention. These come with the book series, but with any clip art from the web you can make your own, by cutting out any animal and placing tape or hot glue on a craft stick for a handle.
Patterns: Integrate patterning activities into the theme that you are teaching, it is fun for the children, and it also helps them to be aware of patterns in their daily surroundings. Children can recognize and create patterns they begin to see in any other them that you are teaching . I used some cute pictures from the teacher magazine Maestra Jardinera.
Bird paper bag puppet: I´m into making paper bag puppets. The bird can be done in any color such as black for crow or white for dove. I got the templates at www.dltk-kids.com, they have lot of animals. These simple puppets are made from small paper lunch bags. These puppets are a great way to stimulate a child's imagination. You can go over some of the bird´s traits. Remember to show the students how the puppets operate, and where the mouths are. The advantage of paper bag puppets is that the flap of the bags let the children have more puppet manipulation.Since we´re teaching a foreign language, focus conversations on asking and answering simple questions, such as name and favorite color,etc. This is a creative way to allow your students to retell stories.
Bird crown: I don´t know where I got the template, but I thought it would be nice to use it as a crown for the bird of the week instead of the student of the week. I placed paper clips so it can be adapted for any child.
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