To wrap up our theme of Olympic Games this week (and with the Olympics ending on Sunday), I had my students make Olympic Wreaths in class. I came upon a picture of this online, and found it to be an easy and fun activity that even my staff had fun doing!
Making Olympic Wreaths:
1. You will need sheets of green construction paper, paper plates (white or green) and a pair of scissors. All of these materials can be bought from the Dollar Store.
2. Take a sheet of the green construction paper and fold it twice so you end up with a small square.
3. Draw leaves on the green surface of the folded construction paper, filling it up as much as possible.
4. Cut out the leaves and store them in a (plastic) container.
5. Take your paper plates and cut out the insides. Hold onto these insides for later.
6. Put liquid glue onto the insides of the cut-out paper plates and leave one on each table for students to use.
7. If available, use flat-nibbed utensils for spreading (other alternatives: Popsicle sticks or dip leaves directly) the glue onto the plate and gluing the leaves one by one.
8. Glue leaves in one direction, or both, alternating every few leaves to achieve desired pattern.
9. When wreaths are ready, make sure to write each student’s name in marker. And, enjoy!
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