Monday, November 7, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

I just could not wait another second!  I had to post our art project from today!  We talked ALL day about the upcoming Veteran's Day holiday and since we have several children who have Dads/Granddads who are veterans, I had to do something special.  I think we nailed it!  
(Yep, this is for you POPS!)

The white rectangle is actually a picture of the child holding the U.S. flag!

Up close view!

Making him was so much fun!  We used a sponge and "bounced" the paint on!

It was a little messy (okay it was ALOT messy!) but WOW it was fun.

The most important part of today was the lesson.  I hope everyone got the message, "be grateful!".

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  1. Karen, I LOVE IT and I know PopS will too!!! This might be the cutest project ever, well until tomorrow when you top this! I love you!

  2. Do you have a template you used and would be willing to share?

  3. I don't exactly have a template, but I can give you the measurements. The body is a 5x7 rectangle. The head is a 5x5 square, that has the corners rounded off. For the ears, just use the rounded off pieces. The arms and legs are 2 inch strips of paper. The cap is the hardest piece of all (and it really isn't THAT hard), we just used on the 5x5 squares and rounded the top and sides off.

    The next time we do this (AND WE WILL!), we will let the children paint the entire piece of paper before we paint it. It will be easier for them that way.

    Thanks for asking!

  4. THIS IS ADORABLE! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

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  5. Thank you for sharing. My preschool is doing this craft right now. Wonderful work! -Alison from California

  6. This is great. I love the 'bounce the paint' idea - great for kids

    I came here from the "Teaching Blog Addict" site because this is a great idea for our Linky Party too this week. The theme is 'Veterans Day' this time.

    Would you like to add your post to our site? We're somewhat new, yet getting good traffic already and ranking very well for the search engines.

    We'd love to host your 'link' there this week too!

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Pam Hoffman

  7. Thank you for adding your link to our link party at

    Messy is good (for the kids, not so fun to clean up afterward).

    This is a great project: low material cost, little setup (a few whacks with a paper cutter), and a fun time for the kids.

  8. Thank you for saluting our soldiers. My dad, husband, brothers, and brother-in-law have all served in the military. Great ideas on your blog! I hope you'll visit mine: Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. I have taken some of them into my own preschool classroom and at home with my son. I really enjoy the variety of learning opportunities you give to your kiddos. I would like to pass on the Versatile Blogger Award to you.

  10. so awesome! gonna attempt for our cub scout project! thank you

  11. I LOVE IT! I plan on using this craft next week for our Veterans' theme.

  12. This is ADORABLE! I'm going to do to this craft tomorrow with my Kindergartner and mail them out to our beloved Military family members. Thank you for the FANTASTIC idea! :) <3
    ~God Bless America, and those who sacrifice so much to protect us

  13. Thank you for this wonderful idea!

  14. Very cute activity! I thought you guys might be interested in my kids book that explains when thanksgiving became a national holiday and thanks our vets! Some teachers are using it in lesson plans! Finding other countries who have special days of thanks!