What to do with this activity?
Make a paper doll chain. It's great practice with folding, drawing and scissor cutting. These are all fine motor skills that will help your child hold and use pencils into the future.
Here's a youtube video from StopAndCraft. It's easier if you draw the shape onto the folded paper before you start cutting.
Once you have cut the paper chain out, paint and decorate the figures to make them all different. Look at this link from Kiddley for templates and ideas for decorating.
You can also try it with longer strips of paper - perhaps from gift wrapping paper - to make a colourful decoration.
Why am I doing this?
One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.
How can I do more?
Encourage your child to teach you a game – letting them teach you something is empowering for your child.
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