Discussion in 'Early Childhood Education Archives' started by Myname, Jul 18, 2006.
Jul 18, 2006
We will be making a Hula Skirt any ideas on how to do this?
Or making a palm tree.
Take a look at www.orientaltrading.com They have huge amounts of Hawaiian things!
We made Hawaiian skirts from large paper grocery bags. You just cut out the bottom and then cut up the side of the bag so you can open it up and lay it out flat. Next, you fold down about 1 1/2 inches along the entire side. (from end to end not top to bottom) I then put it around the kids and cut it to fit them. Be sure to put each child's name on it after measuring. Then you put a piece of yarn in the fold and tape the fold closed. Make sure the yarn sticks out on each end long enough so you can tie it on the children. You can then cut strips up to the folded part. When you're ready for the kids to wear them you just tie them on with the yarn. My kids enjoyed wearing them during center time. They held up really well and didn't tear easily.
You could read Chicka Chicka Boom and make a small palm tree. Use a large soup can and felt for leaves and coconut. Let the children stick on magnetic letters.