Welcome to a quick and easy rainy day activity.
Patience is a skill that needs to be practised and what better way to encourage it than with glue.
I haven’t met many kids who haven’t loved glueing. Miss 4 loved slathering on the sticky goop so when I came across this pineapple craft activity we just had to do it.
To get started all you need is
- Yellow paper
- Green paper
- Sticky tape
Start by drawing your pineapple leaves on the green paper and then the body of your pineapple on a sheet of the yellow.
Draw horizontal lines across the body of your pineapple. These are guidelines for lining up the bumps of your pineapple.
Once drawn, cut out the shapes. I chose to cut these out for Miss 4 to create a focus on the glueing. You could handball this task to your child though!
Then cut some yellow strips to make the bumps for your pineapple. I cut them horizontally with the page in a portrait position and then cut each strip into three.
Apply some glue to the top of your pineapples body and then gently secure the leaves.
I then asked Miss 4 to paste some glue to the first section on the top of her pineapples body.
We then rolled the strips of yellow paper to make circles and secured the ends with a small piece of tape. We stared rolling and then sticking but then found it easier to roll a few before sticking the circles on.
While Miss 4 was sticking her paper ring to her page we were talking about putting them on vertically, horizontally, where pineapples grow and dishes we can make using them.
I was asked to let her concentrate at one point so left her to it. After some time, her patience started to wear thin. I reminded her of what a great job she had done so far and encouraged her to imagine how amazing it would look once she had finished.
I helped her form some of the paper rings and then we worked together to complete the entire pineapple.
Once she was done I affirmed her that I was proud that she didn’t give up and that her dedication had paid off. She had created a beautiful pineapple complete with its bumpy skin.
This activity certainly did test her patience however she stuck to the task and boy was she proud!
Dani D x
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