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1. Crayon Resist Watercolor Painting: Before starting you get a long piece of white paper for each child and uses a white crayon to write their name in large letters to fill the page. Tell them that they need to use watercolors to fill the page. Tell them that a secret message will appear. These make a nice bulletin board display for the beg. of the year...and teach procedures for using watercolors.
2. Crumpled Tissue Names: Prep for the kids a long sheet of paper with their name pre-written on it in large letters. Also, cut up tissue paper into small squares - like one inch squares. They then cover each letter with Elmer's glue and crumple up the tissue paper to cover the letters. These turn out beautifully. Have a variety of colors of tissue paper available. It's interesting to see how the kids use the colors - do they use all one color? random colors? make a pattern?
I also like to play name games and sing songs like....
Willaby Wallaby "Willy"
An elephant sat on "Billy".
Willaby Wallaby "Wophia"
An elephant sat on "Sophia"
Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar
Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee
Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee can you say your name for me?
Everybody say it. Suzie
Everybody clap it. Suzie
Everybody snap it. Suzie
Everybody whisper it. Suzie
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