Make a "May
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plates, crayons or paint, paper
Paste or staple 2 paper plate HALVES together. Decorate both sides with
crayons or paint. Attach a strip of colored construction paper to the ends
for a handle.
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tube, paint, Christmas tree stand, streamers or ribbon, and duct tape
Used a cardboard tube that a room size rug is rolled on, painted it white,
and put it in a Christmas tree stand! (you know the old red and green one
with the screws). She attached 8 satin ribbons about 2" in width to
the top using very wide duct tape. The streamers were the length of the
pole. We took it out to the front yard and 8 children at a time skipped
and danced around. We played "Vivaldi's Four Seasons" (Spring)
for the dance. All of us had a ball. Always wanted to do this but could
never rig up the pole.
Mini May Pole
Need: Paper Towel Tube, paint, paper, satin
Directions: Make maypoles out of Paper Towel
Rolls. The children can decorate a
paper with all kinds of stamps or drawings or whatever they want. Wrap it
around the tube. Or just decorate the tube with paint. Then tape on strips
of satin ribbon in various springy colors from the top. The strings should
be about 12" long. Then roll the tube back and forth in the
palm of your hands, causing the ribbons to twirl around.
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Multi colored tissue paper, two Popsicle sticks per child, markers, and a
glue gun (adult only)
Cut long strips of tissue paper. (About the length of your arm if
possible.) Give each child two Popsicle sticks to decorate with markers.
When they are finished, have an adult hot glue three strips of colored
tissue paper to each stick. (The children can pick the colors.) Now you
can go outside and let the children run with a stick in each hand, or play
music inside and let them move the streamers to the rhythm of the music.