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Last year, my Grade 1s were infatuated with Clifford. So...for Valentine's, we made Clifford Valentine card holders.
By Rosemary Collins from Campbell
Here's what you need/child:
1 1/2 'thicker' paper plates
thick red paint
red, black and white construction paper
Here's what you do:
Have children paint the paper plates red on the first day - the full size painted on the 'front side' and the 1/2 plate painted on the 'backside'.
Assemble the second day with a stapler - the full-size plate at the back with the 1/2 at the front.
Have children examine how the author draws Clifford's features - incorporate a drawing lesson. Kids are amazed at their success. You can have tracers for Clifford's big eyes,pupils and ears but sometimes the Picasso-looking Clifford's were the most heart-warming.
Have children glue on the red ears, whites of Clifford's eyes and pupils.
I placed these outside our classroom on a bulletin board. As children brought Valentines, they delivered into classmates' Clifford faces!
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