Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A is for Alligator

This week, we are using the random theme of "Alligators" to fuel our fun activities.  The very first thing we did was learn the song "If You See a Crocodile."

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If You See a Crocodile
Don't forget to scream!

Dalton is really difficult to video because he clams up.  That's why there haven't been many videos of the kids lately.  But I did get one of him singing (most of) this song.

We also made this paper plate alligator craft.  The kids painted the bottom of the paper plate green.  When the paint was dry, we folded the paper plate in half and glued on googly eyes.  To make the teeth, I cut a strip of paper off the long side of a piece of white paper. I drew a zig zag down the middle and let (forced) Maggie cut on the line.  Then we glued each zig zag of teeth to the inside of the paper plate with a glue stick.  They look more like frogs with scary teeth than alligators, but the open-closed chomping of the folded paper plate makes this craft extra fun!

And, we drew some A is for Alligator pictures with a capital A turned sideways.  Dalton's is a lovely pink and purple swirliness.  Maggie also drew a regular alligator.  


jill said...

you are so clever!

Multiples Mom said...

I love the video of Dalton singing the song! So cute. The paper plate craft looks like a lot of fun. Please link this post (and any other arts, crafts and play posts) to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

: 0 ) Theresa