We are gearing up for Summer!
Flip flops, hot sidewalks, cool pools, juicy watermelons, and melting popsicles are images dancing in our heads. The children are getting anxious to spend afternoons running through the sprinkler and picking mulberries off the tree for a snack. Sunblock, swim trunks, and bug spray have all been located and labeled.
We are ready!
The sun, however, is not!
It's a cruel joke- Mother Nature is a tease!
We will have sunny weather and then the next day a cool front puts out dreary gray and cold misty days.
So, we decided not to dwell on the weather. We can't change it, so we need to learn how to deal with it. We created a bunch of suns to hang in the windows and brighten our space.
I used simple shapes- circles, triangles, and squares for the activity. We also used warm colors to create a little heat.
To make a sun you will need:
- construction paper- red, yellow, orange
- potatoes or sponges
- paint- red, yellow, orange
- cut the potato into simple shapes- I used squares and rectangles. Here is a link on directions and tips for making stamps from potatoes.
- cut a large circle and small triangles from the paper
- dip the shapes into paint and decorate your sunshine
- glue the "ray" triangles around the circumference of your circle
Enjoy the sunshine!