Thursday, 28 November 2013

Sensory Play: Reptiles and Amphibians (With paper craft Lizards)

Sensory bins with various themes like farm animals, pond life, jungle, ocean and desert …are our very frequent activities.  Today, we made a sensory bin with a theme ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’.   As we don’t have any lizards in our miniature toy set, I thought of making it using paper.  Here is the tutorial of how I made a chameleon. 

Take a paper and draw one side of chameleon as shown.
Cut it. Let the tail be long enough.  
Using a toothpick or stick roll the end of tail.
Stick a black bindhi or glue a  mustard for eyes.
Cut a Thin red strip(split any one side) and glue it as the tongue.

Grabbing the insect using its long sticky tongue.


I am not satisfied with the final outcome of the light color lizard.  The tail is not good.  So What, I said, “This Lizard lost its tail. Even if a lizard loses it's tail, the tail will grow and soon it will grow to its original shape and size.  Now only this lizard’s tail is growing.”
“Mmm.  I know this Ma.  That day, we read this in a story ‘can you give me your tail’.

Lizards have sticky legs too.

As Janani is only 4 years old, I just introduced the names of reptiles and amphibians and some simple facts.

Reptiles in the tub: Snake, Lizards, Tortoise, Crocodile, Alligators and Dinosaurs.

Amphibians in the tub: Frogs and Toads.