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#965. "K" letter ideas

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Thu Apr 8 12:54:49 PDT 1999 by Jan k/ne and the Early Childhood Ring (jblecha@genie.esu10.k12.ne.us).
Dudley Elementary,
Concepts Taught: "K" letter activities

Letter K
 
Kookaburra
Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree
merry merry king of the bush is he
Laugh kookabura, laugh kookaburra
gay your life must be


A kookabura is an Austrailain snake killing bird with a strrange call

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kk Activities:


Alphabet Animal Sound game
By Mrs. Alphabet: Letter k

Kick like a kangaroo in a dance line
Kicking outside in the sunshine.
Hear the k sound in my name.
Play the k sound animal game.

Kalamazoo
By Mrs. Alphabet

Use this poem to identify and spot K names. illicit new K names, and then
brainstorm other places to live that begin with a K from your class.

Katie and Kevin came from Kalamazoo
Kathy, Karen and Keith lived there too.
What others K kids do you think live there
In Kalamazoo, Michigan far away from here?

Visit Kalamazoo at: http://www.ci.kalamazoo.mi.us/hi_default.htm

Interview 6 people and ask them this question: Do you put ketchup on your
french fries? Show your results.

Describe a koala and then illustrate the Koala. Fill in the blanks: If I
were a koala I would need ____________, _______________, and _______________.
See some cute koala pictures: http://www.eaglestock.com/koala.htm

Make a class joke book with your funniest knock knock jokes. Go here to read
some more knock knock jokes:
http://216.49.10.245/ha/happy-halloween-webjump/kkjokes.htm

Take an imaginary trip on a kayak and describe what you see and then
illustrate your story.

Visit Kansas locate on your map or globe:
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas.html

Try to find someone in your school that can demonstrate how to do karate and
ask them to demonstrate and teach your class a few moves. Visit this web site
to learn more about karate: http://www.usankf.org/

Use Kix cereal as counters or for simple math problems: estimating,
counting, adding, subtracting, or bingo counters.

Estimate how high you can kick and then measure with a piece of yarn try
again a month later with a different color yarn and compare the 2 kicks. Try
a kick a month and see if your kick improves. See which leg can kick higher?

Estimate how many small Kit Kat bars weigh the same as 1 large Kit Kat Bar?

Key Math could incorporate counting, graphing, sorting, and predicting and
comparing. I also considered weighing using keys.

Brainstorm kind acts that you have performed lately.

Make flavored kool-aid and take the kool-aid taste test by blindfolding
children and having them guess the flavor and color.

If I were a king I would _________________, but I wouldn't________________.

Create class K charts and place child's name at the end of his/her sentence:

Make a list of 3 k things you would find in your kitchen.

Take the Kentucky Fried Chicken test: original or crispy

Find objects that are khaki in color.

Make a kite for your art project.

Smell Kool-Aid and see if you can guess the flavor. Describe the smell.

List names that begin with K and talk about what you see or hear.

Check names in the class for K sounds. Make a graph of children that have
the K sound in their name.

Read a poem and have children color code all the k words.

Try introducing this k word: knot Ask the children what they notice about
the word. Make a yes or no graph: Do you tie your sneakers or shoes in a
double knot? Make knots to represent yes and make X to represent no.

Whose family has the most K names?

Use these words to rhyme: keg kick kat key

Tongue Twister: Kelly Kirk kept kissing kindergarten kids.

Demonstrate to the children how to knit and show them some finished products.

K language experience print out or view this web site with the cutest kitten
pictures you have ever seen providing great prompts for describing and
eliciting details from kids: http://www.tricks.demon.nl/Litter4w12.htm

K Books: Kissing Hand Katy No Pocket Knock Knock Jokes Kat Kong

Check out: Stop by and read some excellent ideas and suggestions on the
chatboard. http://www.mrsalphabet.com/chatboard.html

Please help: To help me defer some of my expenses I have put an Amazon.com
link in my store: http://www.mrsalphabet.com/store.html and several links on
my links page: http://www.mrsalphabet.com/links.html If you could go
exploring and visit these pages I would appreciate the inquiries and support.
Thank you very much.

Alphabetically Yours,
Anne AKA Mrs. Alphabet
For your Free Newsletter
Visit: http://www.mrsalphabet.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My Kite
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
My kite is up so high, my kite is up so high - (Pretend to hold kite with
arms up high
) Oh my - just watch it fly - (shade eyes and point up)
My kite is up so high - (Pretend to hold kite with arms up high)
My kite is falling down, my kite is falling down - (hands together floating
down)
Oh no - it's down so low - (fall to knees as hands float to floor)
My kite is falling down. -
The wind has caught my kite, the wind has caught my kite-(Quickly stand and
mimic kite flying)
What fun - I'm on the run - (run in place)
The wind has caught my kite.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subj: Kites
From: KndrCorner

Here are a couple kite poems I use ... students get a copy for their poetry
journals, and I put the poems in the pocket charts with matching text on cut
apart sentence strips (I now laminate ALL of my pocket chart strips, so they
will be good year after year).

KITES ARE FLYING (tune Frere Jacques)

Kites are flying, kites are flying
In the sky, in the sky
Do you see the ___________ one?
Do you see the ___________ one?
It's so high! It's so high!

I have the color words (along with an Elison kite of that color) on sentence
strips, for the kids to insert ... some will make the colors on both lines
the same, others will vary them.


LOOK UP HIGH (adapted tune of Twinkle Twinkle)

Look up high
In the sky
Pretty kites are flying by.
Green ones, red ones, purple too,
Orange, yellow, and there's blue.
Wish that I could sit up there
On that kite up in the air.


Victoria Smith
Kinder Korner List Owner
Kinder Korner
Website & Bookstore

http://www.geocities.com/heartland/hollow/1213
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K was silver paper keys in the rice table (they fished out w/ magnet
poles)

Laurie
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*Kites
Use construction paper and have each child make their own kite by cutting a
design they might have seen. Use yard and ribbon to make a tail. Hang from
the lights or window for display.

*Keys
Provide an assortment of keys for the children to look at, talk about, sort
and count. After they have had time to do these things, have them pretend
they have a special key to open anything in the world. Ask them what they
would use their key. You could have them draw a picture of their story and
you could write their story on the picture.

*Keep It Up
Before hand, blow up a balloon and write the letters Kk on it. Have the
children blow up the balloon and tie it shut. The children can now see how
long they can keep the balloon up in the air without letting it touch the
ground. Every time they touch the balloon, the can say the letter "K".

*Kangaroo Pockets
Provide a half slice of Pita, or pocket bread for each child. Show the
children how to butter it and put a slice of cheese into it. Have them wrap
it up in aluminum foil and place in the oven for a short while.

*FILM CANISTER KALEIDOSCOPES
Walmart will give you the film canisters free.The clear canisters are more
difficult to obtain.I made these with 60 children.I add to keep going back
until I got enough.
Form a triangular tube by taping 3 microscope slides together with black
electrical tape.The tape should completely cover the outside of the tube.I
set my 3 slides flat on a table almost touching sides & then put my tape on
them.Them I made my triangle.
Using a pencil,make a hole in the bottom of the black film canister.If your
not careful you can cause the canister to split.A drill would work better.
Carefully slide the tube into the canister
Cover the exposed end of the tube with a small piece of plastic wrap.I
taped
it all around the tube.
Place several small objects,i.e..confetti,sequins,tiny beads, into the
CLEAR
film canister.
Slide the clear canister over the exposed end of the tube.
LOOK INSIDE!


*LUNCH BAG KITES

MATERIALS:
ONE MEDIUM-SIZED LUNCH BAG FOR EACH CHILD
RULER
CRAYONS OR COLORED MARKERS
STRING ( I RECOMMEND NYLON CORD FOUND IN FISHING DEPT.)
SCISSORS
STAPLER

STEPS:
1. ON EACH LUNCH BAG, MEASURE AND MARK A POINT 3"
FROM THE TOP. FOLD DOWN THE TOP OF THE BAG TO THAT
POINT WITHOUT TEARING THE CORNERS.

2. HAVE THE CHILDREN DECORATE THEIR PAPER BAGS WITH
PATTERNS OR PICTURES. THEY SHOULD COLOR ALL SIDES
OF THE BAG, INCLUDING THE BOTTOM.

3. MEASURE AND CUT FOUR 6" LENGTHS OF STRING FOR EACH
KITE. STAPLE FOUR PIECES OF STRING TO THE CORNERS OF
EACH PAPER BAG AT THE OPEN END. TIE THE FREE ENDS OF THE
FOUR PIECES OF STRING TOGETHER.

4. MEASURE AND CUT A 6' LENGTH OF STRING FOR EACH PAPER BAG
KITE. TIE ONE END OF THE 6' LENGTH OF STRING TO THE KNOTTED
END OF EACH GROUP OF FOUR STRINGS.

5. YOUR KITE IS NOW READY FOR FLIGHT.

* PAPER PLATE KITES

MATERIALS:
ONE 9" PAPER PLATE FOR EACH CHILD
CRAYONS OR COLORED MARKERS
TRANSPARENT TAPE
TWO PLASTIC STRAWS FOR EACH CHILD
HOLE PUNCHER
STRING (SEE RECOMMENDATION ABOVE)
RULER
SCISSORS

OPTIONAL:
CREPE PAPER STREAMERS
STAPLER

STEPS:
1. HAVE THE CHILDREN DECORATE BOTH SIDES OF THEIR
PAPER PLATES. IF YOU WISH STAPLE FOUR 8" CREPE
PAPER STREAMERS TO EACH PAPER PLATE, SPACED
EQUALLY AROUND THE EDGE.

2. USE TRANSPARENT TAPE TO ATTACH TWO STRAWS TO
THE BACK OF EACH PAPER PLATE. THE STRAWS SHOULD
BE ABOUT 3" APART.

3. PUNCH FOUR HOLES ABOUT 1" FROM THE RIM OF EACH
PAPER PLATE, SPACING THEM EQUALLY.

4. MEASURE AND CUT FOUR 18" LENGTHS OF STRING FOR EACH
PAPER PLATE. PUSH THE END OF ONE PIECE OF STRING THROUGH
EACH HOLE AND TIE IT SECURELY AROUND THE EDGE OF THE PLATES.
THEN TIE THE FREE ENDS OF ALL FOUR PIECES OF STRING TOGETHER
AT THE FRONT OF THE PLATE.

5. MEASURE AND CUT ONE 6' LENGTH OF STRING FOR EACH PAPER PLATE
KITE. TIE ONE END OF THE 6' LENGTH OF STRING TO THE KNOTTED
END OF EACH GROUP OF FOUR STRINGS. YOUR KITE IS NOW READY
FOR FLIGHT.


* My favorited "king" book is King Bidgood's In The Bathtub. Actually, it's
probably my favorite children's book! I usually read it every year for B
week. We do a cute project that goes with it. Got it from The Mailbox
magazine a couple of years ago. On a large piece of paper have the children
glue a large cutout of a bathtub. They can color it first if you want them
to. Then give them a small paper plate and have them draw a face on it.
Add
hair with yarn, crafty shred, or just crayons and glue to the top of the
bathtub like the person is sitting in the bathtub. Then add a prewritten
note the says "Help! Help! (child's name)is in the bathtub and he/she won't
get out! Oh who knows what to do?" Glue this to the middle of the bathtub.
The children can also use paint markers to make "bubbles" coming out of the
bathtub. These turn out really cute!

* Learning Letters Through All Five Senses'
Experience K

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Concentration

The art of concentration is a skill and must be practiced as any
other skill. Prepare the children to pay at tention by grouping them
in a circle when you want to present a new activity. This will help
to block out distractions. Special activities help to boost
children's
concentration because the nature of the activity is special. The
children learn to understand that these activities are usually in
the
classroom for only a week, therefore they want to pay attention to
what is going to happen. Special activities should be used as a tool
to help children learn to concentrate.
Louise Binder Scott's STORIES FOR LISTENING are designed
to improve listening skills and concentration. Play the story and
show the film strip only once, then begin the interesting follow-up
activities. By doing it only once children will learn to pay
attention
and concentrate.

MATERIALS NEEDED

1.Alphabet card K
2.Sandpaper letter K
3.Objects (kangaroo, kitten, kite) and label K
4.Book - THREE LITTLE KITTENS
5.Locked suitcase with key, containing four sets of paper
whiskers, four paper tails, and four sets of paper ears (1 set
should be larger for Mommy cat) and tape

ATTENTION GETTER

Nursery Rhymes:
Old King Cole
Polly Put the Kettle On

ACTIVITIES

1.Alphabet card. "What letter is this?" "What sound does it
make?" "Does anyone's name start with the letter K "
Ask someone to find the letter K on the wall alphabet. If the
similarity between hard C and K comes up, explain that C
and K sometimes make the same sound and move on.

2.Sandpaper letter K
Trace the letter K with two fingers; then let each child trace
it also. (a child has more control with two fingers than one)

Song:
Make a K in the air, in the air.
Make a K in the air, in the air.
Make a tiny, tiny K
Make a great big K
Make a K in the air, in the air.
(tune:"If You're Happy and You Know It.")

3.Objects and label K
Show label K and the objects. Ask children to identify each
object and to say its initial sound. Ask if they know anything
else that starts with K.

4.Book - THREE LITTLE KITTENS.
Read the family book. Discuss the book. Discuss kitten and
the K sound.

5.Locked suitcase and key - (containing costumes)
Be dramatic about the key fitting in the lock of the suitcase.
Use element of surprise when opening suitcase and finding
costumes. Ask what we can do with them. (have a play)
Let children act out the story THREE LITTLE KITTENS.
Let all children pretend to be kittens and crawl to the play
area.

6.Real kitten (or stuffed kitten), kitten food.
Show kitten; let children touch and describe it, emphasizing
being gentle. Discuss age, color, diet, habits, etc. of the
kitten. Ask children to smell the kitten food. Ask what it
smells like. Ask if it smells like our food. If possible, leave
kitten in the room for further observation. (of course
children should be reminded about being gentle)

OPTIONAL FOLLOW-UP
ACTIVITIES

1.Kitten costumes.
Special area for children to role play with kitten costumes.
2.Kitten puppets.
Special area for children to role play with puppets -
possibly a puppet theater.
3.STORIES FOR LISTENING, by Louise B. Scott
"Crickety-Cricket" - follow instructions.

SPECIAL ACTIVITY:

Kitten pattern

Materials: poster paints (blue and green), 9 x 12 white vellum
paper, pre-cut kitten pattern, assorted construction paper (brown,
grey, white, etc.)

Prefold vellum paper in half lengthwise - or draw line through
center of paper. Demonstrate how to paint the bottom half of
vellum green and the top half blue (to the line). While paint is
drying, demonstrate how to trace and cut out kitten pattern and
then glue on picture.

Tape divider is to separate materials. Marker is to draw face on
kitten. Tray is to collect scraps from cutting.
* For the letter K I had copied a picture of a kangaroo on brown paper. I
slit a hole in the front where her pocket would be. I made a"joey" and
glued it to a popsicle stick and slid him into the pocket. The kids
enjoyed making these. Then we read the story Katy No Pockets. The
children really enjoy that story they keep asking for me to read it
again.


* A cute book with a Kangaroo is: What if..? , I don't have it at home and
it's new to my library so I don't know the author. I got it thru
Scholastic book club.


* ... I'm setting up a castle for Kings and Queens in dramatic play.
... We are setting up a Kindergarten Kindness chart.
... We'll be estimating Hershey's kisses.
... We'll be weighing and sorting keys and kisses.
... We'll be gluing Kix to Kk.


Sandy
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^^
*check out K bag: ketchup, kaleidoscope, keys, Hershey's Kiss, kite
*have someone bring a kitten for show and tell
*read Curious George Flies a Kite
*decorate/color a kite, add yarn for a tail and bows to hang in the classroom
*count kidney beans into containers labeled with the numbers
*make a K poster; add key, ketchup packet, kidney beans, kite, picture of kids
*count kidney beans onto a work mat with grid labeled with numbers
*glue kidney beans onto workmat the next day
*place a kite on the floor with /k/ and non /k/ objects. Have students name
the objects as you remove them from the kite. Give them an opportunity to
choose the /k/ objects and place them back on the kite.
*use playdough to make Kk
*glue keys to wooden blocks to make stamps
*kick
*jump like a kangaroo
*walk like a king
*pretend to fly a kite, look through a kaleidoscope, put a key in a lock,
play with a kitten

Cindy/SPED K-2
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Letter K part 2

Mystery box: Keys or a Kite--my Kk unit starts this week and we will fly a
kite--just for the fun of it!

Kiss: Kiss your students good work with a Hershey's kiss!

Kazoo: I have a classroom supply of Kazoos. Use a familiar song that kids
all know and let them play kazoos for an impromptu concert! fun!!!

Keys: Use keys for counting, patterning, tracing, rubbings, and/or
sorting. I asked parents for help with my room collection of keys and now
I have a fantastic assortment that we can use! Kids love keys!

Kick: Go outside and play different kicking games. Our coach is good to
help with this activity.

Kindness: Make a large class collage of pictures of people doing something
kind for others. Display so entire school can see it!

Class book: Have students come up with a drawing of something that tastes
good with ketchup. Bind together for a neat class book. I put our class
books in the library after students have a chance to take them home for
parents to enjoy--then they are collected from the library and each child
has one of their own to take home to keep at the end of the school year!

~Va/K/MO
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Cut a large letter K from construction. I get Avon lipstick samples from
my avon person. The girls put the lipstick on and kiss the K.
I have a stamp that has a kiss on it for the boys.
Sandy D
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one of my biggest hits each year...tracing my "Kindergarten Kids" on white
bulletin board paper. my assistant and i attempt to add simple details
(facial features, pockets, a teeshirt front-picture, etc. then we spread the
kiddos around the room, let them select appropriate crayons to match their
clothes, and let them go to town. when completed i hang them on the wall,
with feet on the floor and take a picture of each kindergarten kid "pair!"
janet/spedK/nj
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our"K" activities include sorting keys and making a book,My key can open.
the children can use their imaginations (treasure box, space ship, etc.) We
also keep a list of Our Kind Kids(orKindergartners) and put up little
aluminum foil hershey kisses for each kind act. All children get a
certificate at the end of the week. We tally all the kids in Kindergarten.
And we eat fruit kabobs; We make paterns using kix and K's cereal. Louise
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K: KEY
SHOW:
Try to pick up different kinds of keys with a magnet.
Which keys does the magnet lift? Why?
IDEAS:
If the magnet lifts the key, the key is made of, or contains iron. If the
magnet does not lift the key, it does not contain iron In that case the key
may be made of brass, aluminum or another non-magnetic material.

Sandy
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Activity K
Kangaroo hop. Before you can hop like a kangaroo you must know what a
kangaroo is like. Ask questions about the kangaroo and then build on your
child's knowledge. The kangaroo comes from Australia and in the United
States can only be seen in zoos. Kangaroos have large back legs that they
use to make long hops. How far can your child hop? How far can you hop? Who
hopped the farthest? Who has bigger legs? Is it possible that there is a
relation between the size of the legs and how far you can hop? Does this
mean that as we grow we can hop farther?

K: kookaburra: what is it? Try to find a picture of this bird and share
this favorite song. (Kumbaya too)

Kangaroo Rap Tap

Put your right toe in front
Put your right toe in back
Put your feet back together
Make your hands - clap, clap!

Put your left toe in front
Put your left toe in back
Put your feet back together
Make your hands - clap, clap!

Hop ahead - 1, 2, 3
To the left - 1, 2, 3
Hop back - 1, 2, 3
To the right - 1, 2, 3
THAT'S A SQUARE - clap, clap!

A square I can jump
And a circle, too
Just call out a shape
I can jump it for you!
_____________ clap, clap!
(call out)

Kangaroo Pockets
Take a 12x18 piece of felt and fold the bottom (the long way) up a
little more than 1/3.
Put a piece of
yarn across the fold and tie the "kangaroo pocket" with the largest
part of it facing
out, around their
waist. Then they can
pretend to be Kangaroos. If they are going to put anything that is
slightly heavy into
their "pocket" you
may want to staple the edges together. The person who told me about
this one, takes
them outside and
lets them jump till
they drop...LOL Barbara

Koala bear, koala bear,
Turn around,
Koala bear, koala bear,
Touch the ground.
Koala bear, koala bear,
Dance on your toes,
Koala bear, koala bear,
Touch your nose.
Koala bear, koala bear,
Give a little clap,
Koala bear, koala bear,
Take a nap.
(The children can follow the bear’s actions.)





Five Little Koala Bears
Five little koala bears in a eucalyptus tree
The first one dais, hey look at me.
The second one said I’m a pretty furry bear.
The third one said, I don’t have a care.
The fourth one said, Australia is my home.
The fifth one said, I will never roam.
Five little koala bear in a eucalyptus tree
Climbing and playing and happy to be free!

Make a couple of koala bear masks for the dress up corner out of paper
plates. Use
some fake wooly fur
for the ears and cut eye openings. Make the nose large - some velvety
black contact
paper is good for the
nose shape.

Ten Baby Kangaroos - poem
Ten baby kangaroos standing in a row
When they see their mama, they bow just so (bow)
They kick to the left (kick to the left)
They kick to the right (kick to the right)
Then they close their eyes & sleep all night. (pretend to sleep)
*other verses: repeat the poem, going down a number each time - that
is, begin with
"Nine baby
kangaroos." and so on.

Kangaroos
Draw and cut a mother kangaroo out of poster board. Make a slit in
the pocket. Make
a little kangaroo
to fit inside. Attach a short length of heavy string to the mom and
the pouch.
Display low enough on
the wall that the children can play with putting the baby "Joey" in and
out of the
pouch.

Snack: Kangaroo Pockets
Provide a half slice of Pita, or pocket bread for each child. Show the
children how to
butter it and put a
slice of cheese into it. Have them wrap it up in aluminum foil and place
in the oven for
a short while.

For the letter K I had copied a picture of a kangaroo on brown paper.
I slit a hole
in the front where her
pocket would be. I made a"Joey" and glued it to a Popsicle stick and
slid him into the
pocket. The kids
enjoyed making these. Then we read the story Katy No Pockets. A cute
book with a
Kangaroo is: What
if..? , I don't have it at home and it's new to my library so I don't
know the author.
I got it through
Scholastic book club. >>

•Kites
Use construction paper and have each child make their own kite by
cutting a design they
might have seen.
Use yard and ribbon to make a tail. Hang from the lights or window for
display.

•Keys
Provide an assortment of keys for the children to look at, talk about,
sort and count.
After they have had
time to do these things, have them pretend they have a special key to
open anything in
the world. Ask
them what they would use their key. You could have them draw a picture
of their story
and you could
write their story on the picture.

•Keep It Up
Before hand, blow up a balloon and write the letters Kk on it. Have the
children blow up
the balloon and
tie it shut. The children can now see how long they can keep the balloon
up in the air
without letting it
touch the
ground. Every time they touch the balloon, the can say the letter "K".



•Kangaroo Pockets
Provide a half slice of Pita, or pocket bread for each child. Show the
children how to
butter it and put a
slice of cheese into it. Have them wrap it up in aluminum foil and place
in the oven for
a short while.

•FILM CANISTER KALEIDOSCOPES
Wal-Mart-Mart-Mart will give you the film canisters free.The clear
canisters are more
difficult to obtain.I
made these with 60 children.I add to keep going back until I got enough.
Form a triangular tube by taping 3 microscope slides together with
black electrical
tape.The tape should
completely cover the outside of the tube.I set my 3 slides flat on a
table almost
touching sides & then put
my tape on
them.Them I made my triangle.
Using a pencil,make a hole in the bottom of the black film canister.If
your not careful
you can cause the
canister to split.A drill would work better. Carefully slide the tube
into the
canister Cover the exposed
end of the tube with a small piece of plastic wrap.I taped it all around
the tube.
Place several small objects,i.e..confetti,sequins,tiny beads, into the
CLEAR film
canister.
Slide the clear canister over the exposed end of the tube.
LOOK INSIDE!

•LUNCH BAG KITES

MATERIALS:
ONE MEDIUM-SIZED LUNCH BAG FOR EACH CHILD
RULER
CRAYONS OR COLORED MARKERS
STRING ( I RECOMMEND NYLON CORD FOUND IN FISHING DEPT.)
SCISSORS
STAPLER

STEPS:
1. ON EACH LUNCH BAG, MEASURE AND MARK A POINT 3" FROM THE TOP. FOLD
DOWN
THE TOP OF THE BAG TO THAT POINT WITHOUT TEARING THE CORNERS.

2. HAVE THE CHILDREN DECORATE THEIR PAPER BAGS WITH PATTERNS OR
PICTURES.
THEY SHOULD COLOR ALL SIDES OF THE BAG, INCLUDING THE BOTTOM.

3. MEASURE AND CUT FOUR 6" LENGTHS OF STRING FOR EACH KITE. STAPLE
FOUR
PIECES OF STRING TO THE CORNERS OF EACH PAPER BAG AT THE OPEN END.
TIE
THE FREE ENDS OF THE FOUR PIECES OF STRING TOGETHER.

4. MEASURE AND CUT A 6' LENGTH OF STRING FOR EACH PAPER BAG KITE. TIE
ONE END
OF THE 6' LENGTH OF STRING TO THE KNOTTED END OF EACH GROUP OF FOUR
STRINGS.

5. YOUR KITE IS NOW READY FOR FLIGHT.

• PAPER PLATE KITES

MATERIALS:
ONE 9" PAPER PLATE FOR EACH CHILD
CRAYONS OR COLORED MARKERS
TRANSPARENT TAPE
TWO PLASTIC STRAWS FOR EACH CHILD
HOLE PUNCHER
STRING (SEE RECOMMENDATION ABOVE)
RULER
SCISSORS
OPTIONAL:
CREPE PAPER STREAMERS
STAPLER

STEPS:
1. HAVE THE CHILDREN DECORATE BOTH SIDES OF THEIR
PAPER PLATES. IF YOU WISH STAPLE FOUR 8" CREPE
PAPER STREAMERS TO EACH PAPER PLATE, SPACED
EQUALLY AROUND THE EDGE.

2. USE TRANSPARENT TAPE TO ATTACH TWO STRAWS TO
THE BACK OF EACH PAPER PLATE. THE STRAWS SHOULD
BE ABOUT 3" APART.

3. PUNCH FOUR HOLES ABOUT 1" FROM THE RIM OF EACH
PAPER PLATE, SPACING THEM EQUALLY.

4. MEASURE AND CUT FOUR 18" LENGTHS OF STRING FOR EACH
PAPER PLATE. PUSH THE END OF ONE PIECE OF STRING THROUGH
EACH HOLE AND TIE IT SECURELY AROUND THE EDGE OF THE PLATES.
THEN TIE THE FREE ENDS OF ALL FOUR PIECES OF STRING TOGETHER
AT THE FRONT OF THE PLATE.

5. MEASURE AND CUT ONE 6' LENGTH OF STRING FOR EACH PAPER PLATE
KITE. TIE ONE END OF THE 6' LENGTH OF STRING TO THE KNOTTED
END OF EACH GROUP OF FOUR STRINGS. YOUR KITE IS NOW READY
FOR FLIGHT.

•Kites
Use construction paper and have each child make their own kite by
cutting a
design they might have seen. Use yard and ribbon to make a tail. Hang
from the
lights or window for display.

•Keys
Provide an assortment of keys for the children to look at, talk about,
sort
and count. After they have had time to do these things, have them
pretend they
have a special key to open anything in the world. Ask them what they
would use
their key. You could have them draw a picture of their story and you
could
write their story on the picture.

•Keep It Up
Before hand, blow up a balloon and write the letters Kk on it. Have the
children blow up the balloon and tie it shut. The children can now see
how
long they can keep the balloon up in the air without letting it touch
the
ground. Every time they touch the balloon, the can say the letter "K".

•Kangaroo Pockets
Provide a half slice of Pita, or pocket bread for each child. Show the
children how to butter it and put a slice of cheese into it. Have them
wrap it
up in aluminum foil and place in the oven for a short while.

Kim ;D
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