Thursday, January 20, 2011

80th Day pie pan Frisbee

This was the easiest Zero the Hero project I have ever done!
I acquired a number of pie tins from my mom. I wrote 80 in the bottom of each with a permanent marker. The kids traced the 80 with white glue and added some glue embellishments.
Then we poured glitter into the bottom of the pie tin and gently shook it to cover all the glue.
I poured the excess glitter off.
We allowed them to dry and then practice throwing our new Frisbee 80 times.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Zero the Hero egg carton game

Try this fun and easy to make game next any time Zero the Hero visits! All you need are egg cartons (1 per student and enough to cut one egg cup per student), markers and cards.
Each student receives and egg carton and writes a unit of 10 on each cup. A sticker can be stuck on the extra cups to mark the beginning and ending spots of the game. Each child also receives 1 separate egg cup to decorate like Zero the Hero. (I glued water bottle caps to the tops of mine for easy grabbing.) Then each child makes a set of cards with the units of 10 written on each card. We used Shari Sloane's Zero the Hero cards .
To play each child needs to mix up the cards and place them face down. Then the top card is drawn and Zero the Hero is placed on the matching unit cup. This process continues until all the cards are drawn. When there are no cards left the student wins!

Tube Nativity

This was a fun and easy way to make a 3-D nativity scene. All you need is a black line master of your favorite nativity scene and enough tubes or parts of tubes for each piece. To make the stable use a lunch sized paper bag. Cut along the corners of the bag until 3-4 inches are left uncut on the bottom of the bag. Fold 3 sides into the bottom of the bag and leave one side flat for the base of the stable. The bag also doubles as a box to store each of the nativity pieces.