I helped her squeeze the glue all over some black card.
She then tipped out a whole tube of glitter over one section of the glue and we shook off the remainder.
She repeated this with a few other colours. The glitter stuck to the glue and the rest went back in a pot.
Then we added some star sequins to make a starry night sky behind the sparkly fireworks. Pretty!
And I have been working on some fireworks song/story props to go with one of our favourite songs “On Bonfire Night.” I learnt this at a SureStart play-group when C was a baby and we have been singing it ever since because it is so much fun and so catchy. Children always love it and request it, plus it is brilliant for ordering, memory, rhythm and beat (all essential for early literacy and maths!)
Rip-Rap ( I have no idea what this is! It’s in the song, so I just made up what it looked like!)
Here they are stuck in the order in which we sing them. I hope to find some stiff card or paint a large piece of cardboard black so that we can attach these during the song. This is how it goes:
Ahhh… I know why I come back here so often! 😉 We have messy play weekly linky theme: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/11/fun-with-toddlers-linky-party-messy.html if you like you can participate. And stop by from time to time, we have different theme each week. 🙂
maggy, red ted art says
Oh! Bless her cotton socks. Look at that happy little face!! Glitter AND Glue ARE FAB!!!!
Thanks for linking up :-))))
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JDaniel4's Mom says
You are so brave. Glitter scares me.
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I love the glittery firework picture. I know if we did that there would be glitter all over the house for weeks – maybe we could do it at Xmas when the decorations put glitter everywhere anyway!
Love your fire works picture! Glitter is very popular at my house right now, so thanks for sharing that great idea!
Christie - Childhood 101 says
Gorgeous, so simple and effective.