This activity helps promote cutting skills and bilateral hand use as the child crafts a bee shape out of construction paper.
Construction Paper, Glue, Markers, Paper Towels, Pom-poms, Scissors, Stapler, Tissue Paper
Bilateral Hand Use, Cutting, Fine Motor Control, Motor Planning, and Visual Motor
Use an A4 (standard size) yellow construction paper and ask the child to fold the paper in the middle lengthwise.
Using child scissors, ask the child to cut the folded construction paper along the fold middle line creating 2 long yellow rectangles.
Demonstrate to the child using one yellow rectangle how to roll it into a cylinder shape. Staple the edges.
Ask the child to do the same using the other yellow rectangle he cut.
If needed, assist the child using the stapler to staple the edges.
Staple both yellow cylinders together.
Use black construction paper and ask the child to cut five 1/2 inch by 4 inch stripes. Glue three stripes to the bee's body and use the other two stripes for the antennas.
Using white tissue paper or a paper towel, make a bow shape out of 3 inch by 6 inch rectangle. Glue or staple the blow to form the wings.
Use the markers or pom poms for the bee's eyes and mouth.
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