Summer Summary

What You Need:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Tissue
  • Yellow construction paper

What You Do:

  1. Have your child use a pencil to draw a circle -- roughly nine inches in diameter -- on the yellow construction paper.
  2. Next, have her draw about 15 small triangles on the yellow construction paper.
  3. Let your child cut out the yellow circle and triangles.
  4. Have her place the yellow circle on the white paper and use a pencil to trace a circle around it.
  5. Let her cut out the white circle.
  6. Help your child cut the yellow circle in half.
  7. Now it's time to write the summer summary! Ask your child to think about her favorite memories from this summer. What was the best thing she ate? Who did she love to hang out with? Share your own favorite childhood summer memories. Are any of your favorite memories similar?
  8. Have her write down her best adventures, snacks and buddies in the center of the white circle.
  9. Once she's finished, help him put a dab of glue along the outer edge of both yellow halves
  10. Line up the halves with the white paper and gently press the papers together.
  11. Help your child open up the yellow sun halves -- like a window. Her summary should be visible inside.
  12. Dab away any excess glue with tissue.
  13. For the finishing touch, have her glue the yellow triangles on the of the white circle. Now her summer memories have some cheery sun beams!

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