Did you read Game of Gnomes? Did you love it? One of my favorite parts of teaching is connecting literature to crafts and other subjects. I always think it makes the text more meaningful and special. Plus, the craft is great for making connections to the book and inspiring your Lil’ to read it again.
This connection to Game of Gnomes is a fun craft that has manipulatives for your Lil to engage with every time you read Game of Gnomes this month.
This activity will work on visual arts and fine motor skills.
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Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds (O)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds (O)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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O is for Orange Template

Orange

*Washable Paint

*Markers

Step #1
Print the O is for Orange Template.
Step #2
Cut an orange in half.
Step #3
Dip the orange in orange paint and use it to cover the O on the template.
Step #4
Trace over the O to label the paper O is for Orange.

Teacher Tip

Involve all 5 of our senses with this activity and try smelling and tasting the half of the orange you don’t use for painting.

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