Project Pre-K: Happy ThanksMINION

As I mentioned in my initial “Project Pre-K,” I would be sharing projects that I create with the children at my job along with my nephews here and there. My job officially has a hallway filled with FALL FESTIVITY. There’s a tree with family pictures. Each child was given a leaf to decorate and include a picture of they’re family. It turned out super cute so that’s a project in itself. Then there’s a turkey with feathers with the feathers stating what each child is thankful for. For 3 and 4 year olds the answers are very interesting. Then there’s the scarecrows and turkeys from Pinterest, then there’s my windows.

I call the windows “MY” windows since the projects were created by me (lol). Seriosuly, I absolutely love how it turned out. So I found on Pinterest this “Happy Thanksminion” bulletin board. I don’t have the bulletin board, but I knew I could recreate the board to fit the space I had. I have 12 students so it worked out great to put 6 and 6 and to have 6 Pilgrims and 6 Native Americans. It also works out great that there’s a even amount of boys and girls.

The minions were created simply with construction paper. I cut different shapes and then I had a co-worker, who is way more of an artist than I am, help me with the outfits. Simple as that. the kids then layered, glued on their eyeballs, drew a mouth, wrote their name and BOOM, minion done.

As far as setting it up on the window I took bulletin board paper, made some grass, put the minions in the grass, added some leaves, and the saying at the top. For the letters I use a Ellison machine. It’s tedious and taping every single letter is a pain, but the final result is always worth it. As for the leaves I printed from a template online and cut around them on stacks of construction paper.

The second project was quick and easy. Paper plates, construction paper, glue/crayons, and glue. Have the kids color the plate brown. Cut feathers in whatever color you like for each letter of their name. If the child can, let them write it. Glue on some eyeballs, a beak and ta-da, a turkey. I decided to round the windows with these turkeys.

Below are pictures of the finished result. Be sure to click the links in bold for where I got my inspiration. Until next time.







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