Hello there and welcome to another Tot School Tuesday!
Today one of my bloggy buddies is here to share a super fun *play project* she did with her son. I know you’re going to love it! Let’s welcome Sarah of Craft Quickies!
Hello, Mine for the Making readers! My name is Sarah and I blog at Craft Quickies. I am so honored to be here posting today! Last month Kara shared her Easy S’mores Bites in my S’mores Saturdays series on my blog of s’mores inspired recipes, and today I get to return the favor with my post on Crafting with Kids: Robot Creativity.
This is a simple little post and activity, but my boy and I had a great time doing it one afternoon, and I hope that you will as well! He was inspired to “make himself a robot” from an episode of Curious George on PBS Kids. I will be honest with you: almost all of his little projects and experiments are inspired by PBS kids. Those shows are seriously the best!
After watching the episode where George turns himself into a robot to amuse his dog friend, Huntley, my son kept trying to make himself into a robot. He is very independent and a free thinker, so I just let him do his thing. He tried tape and paper and wrapping rope and clothes around himself, but never with much success. And then he walked into the room beaming with pride and looking like this…..
I just love watching his mind at work. At that point I decided to step in and help all of his robot dreams come true. I simply grabbed some construction paper, wrapping paper, scissors, and tape. Wrap, cut, and tape! Before I knew it I had a tiny robot running all around my house. Too much fun!!
If you want to do this with your little one then you may be interested in reading a picture book or two about robots first. You could even turn it into a lesson on the letter R and make your robot red. The sky is the limit! Here are some mom-and-kid-tested robot book recommendations that I collected from friends:
* Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett
* Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
* Cookiebot!: A Harry and Horsie Adventure by Katie Van Camp
* The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
* Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka
If you team up with your little ones to make your own robots I would love for you to share pictures of them on my Facebook page!
Silly little robot…..
Thanks again to Kara for having me post today for Tot School Tuesday! I would love for you to come visit me over at Craft Quickies, where I blog about a little bit of everything, including recipes, sewing, jewelry, parties, and holidays. Here are a few of my favorite past posts. Have a lovely day!
Minnie Mouse Headband, Triple Stack Pearl Earrings, S’mores Shake, How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Party
Does Sarah not have the cutest kiddos? And what a FUN activity…I know my daughter would love turning herself into a robot like Curious George (we are huge Curious George fans too). I also love all of the ideas that can spin off from the *play project* as Sarah explained…the sky really is the limit!
Thanks so much to Sarah for sharing and be sure to check out Craft Quickies for TONS of awesome recipes, crafts, and party ideas!
Now it’s your turn to link up your kid-friendly ideas, crafts, projects, and more! After you link up, head over to See Vanessa Craft for even more Tot School ideas!