10 Easy Dia de los Muertos Crafts for Preschool Kids

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Inside: Ideas for arts and craft projects and classroom decorations that preschool children can make to celebrate Mexican Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos.

As a Mexican preschool teacher working in the UK, I find it very important to share my culture with our children because they are developing in a global society and we can all benefit from more exposure to different cultures and traditions than the ones we experience at home.

This will not only bring creativity to their ideas as they grow up but also can help to develop a sense of diverse community and tolerance that is much needed in our modern world.

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10 Easy Day of The Dead Crafts for Kids

I’ve put together this list of simple craft projects that young children can make to celebrate Mexican Día de Muertos this November (or end of October, if you want to pair it up with Halloween celebrations).

I hope you and your kids enjoy them!

1. Paper Plate Day of The Dead Sugar Skulls

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These adorable Día de Muertos Skulls come with a free printable template of the eyes for the sugar skull that you can easily cut and paste into a paper plate to then decorate with your favourite craft materials.

Find the printable and step by step tutorial by yours truly here in Box of Ideas.

2. Sugar Skull Black Glue Art Project

Sugar skull black glue art project by i Heart Crafty Things

If you haven’t used black glue with your children, what better time to do it than around Halloween or Day of the Dead celebrations? You can either buy it on Amazon or make your own following the tutorial over I Heart Crafty Things.

3. Neon Day of the Dead Mask

Neon Day of The Dead Mask By Arty Crafty Kids

These skulls use neon pens to get that “glowy” effect that I bet your craftiest kids will go nuts for. If you run out of ideas for a halloween costume you can always let the kids do your make-up with these pens. Cyber-Punk Preschool Teacher Costume? Anybody? …ok.

Check out the tutorial for this mask over Arty Crafty Kids.

4. Sugar Skulls Rocks Using Puffy Paint

Sugar Skulls Rocks Using Puffy Paint by Color Made Me Happy

 

These calorie-free sugar skulls look great indoors and outdoors. The fact that you decorate them using puffy paint makes them a complete sensory experience that continues after the paint is dry. Don’t you also get tiny bits of joy when you feel dry puffy paint with your fingers? Ooooh yeah.

See the tutorial over Color Made Happy.

 

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Stamped Ladybirds for Bugs and Nature Simple Stamping Art activity for Preschool Kids using Apples. #preschool #crafts #apples #stamped
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5. Paper Day of the Dead Luminaires

Make these luminaires to light up your ofrendas of Día de Muertos. They are so simple to make that you can quickly make enough luminaires for every ancester your children have had all the way back to the Flinstones Age.

Get the template over Red Ted Art.

6. Day of the Dead Paper Puppet

 

 

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🌺💀 Frida opened her eyes. The face she saw was not that of the woman she had seen every morning since she placed that mirror above her bed so many years ago. Instead she saw a pale skeleton staring back at her. -“Wait a second…” She thought -“AM I…PLAIN?”. She wasn’t having it. She jumped out of the mattres and felt a bunch of cempasuchil flower’s petals under her foot. It was probably Diego who scattered them there. Frida hopped with her only leg along the petals path and she arrived to her beloved art studio. The artist fiercely grabbed a paintbrush and started to work her magic on her new skeletal body. A moon later, Kahlo hopped back to her bed, looked at her reflection and said: -“Much better”. . 🌺💀 Paper Frida Kahlo made by teacher @rodrigomacias using the printable puppet template by @RedTedArt

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The best thing about this paper puppet is that each child can put it together as crazy as they want. The template includes print-ready accesories such as hair flowers and a sombrero to make unique calaveras.

Day of the Dead Paper Puppet Template by Red Ted Art

In the picture above you can see the skull puppet I made which is supposed to look like one of my favourite Mexican artists who happens to be dead. Can you guess who it is?

Grab the printable over Red Ted Art.

7. DIY Day of the Dead Bookmarks

DIY Day of the Dead Bookmarks by Red Ted Art

A good way to encourage children to read more is to let them make their own bookmars. Even if the book they are reading doesn’t belong to their household, seeing their own bookmarks in the books can give the kids a sense of ownership to keep reading.

Follow the tutorial to make these Day of the dead themed bookmarks over Red Ted Art.

8. Sugar Skull Craft – Painted Flower Pots

Sugar Skulls Painted Flower Pots by Color Made Happy

Day of the Dead-ify a bunch of tiny flower pots to decorate your Día de Muertos shrine. If you don’t want to use plants because children give you enough beings to keep alive, you can also put a small veladora or tea light.

See the step-by-step instructions at Color Made Happy.

9. Day of the Dead: Stone Skulls

Day of the Dead: Stone Skulls by Red Ted Art

If your kids can’t find smooth rocks lying around, you can get a bag from Amazon. Wait a minute… are there any preschool teachers with enough extra budget to buy ROCKS?

Check out the tutorial on Red Ted Art.

10. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins by Color Made Happy

If you have a bilingual classroom, why not make a multicultural craft that involves Halloween AND Dia de Muertos in the same project? These skull-looking pumpkins are a great way to marry both holidays in the same craft.

See the step-by-step instructions at Color Made Happy.

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Doors and Windows Coloring Printable For DIY Recycled Town, Cardboard City or Paper Dollhouse

Doors and Window Printables a fun DIY kids craft toy made out of recycling #diykids #printable #greencrafts #rainbowcraft

 

Save time making DIY toy houses and buildings with recycled materials by printing these lovely doors and windows.

That way you can use the extra time to make entire towns, cities or even a huge dollhouse mansion (or would that be called a “dollmansion”?).

* Rainbow Town was inspired by the book “My Colour is Rainbow” by Agnes Hsu, a short children’s book about acceptance (much needed nowadays!) *

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How to Make a Rainbow Town with Recycling Materials

 

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About the printable

It is a PDF with 3 pages:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Signs

The Doors and Windows come in a sort-of medieval looking style and a few of them can “open and close” for extra fun.

The Signs page comes with a big “Welcome to Rainbow Town” entrance sign because this printable came to life for a guest post I had the chance to make with the amazing Hello Wonderful (you can see the full tutorial here).

There are also a bunch of blank signs so the kids can draw whatever symbols or words they need for their buildings.

In the Rainbow Town, we included symbols for a Pastry shop, a Flower shop, a Hat shop and a School (which I clearly chose badly because my wife thought the building with the apple symbol was a fruit shop, lol).

Welcome to Rainbow town sign for a recycled town project. A fun DIY kids craft toy made out of recycling #rainbows #kidscraft #papertown

How to use it:

Super easy!

  • Paint or wrap in recycling paper any cardboard box or whatever empty package you have without bugs in it.
  • Choose which of the windows and doors would fit better for your building.
  • Color them in, cut them out and paste them in place.
  • Voilá! You have a building!

If you’d like to see a complete step-by-step tutorial on how the toilet-roll houses and juice-box buildings of Rainbow Town were made, hop over to the guest post at Hello Wonderful.

Colourful Hotel for a recycled town project. A fun DIY kids craft toy made out of recycling #cardboardcraft

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Teamwork and Community Activity for Kids:

If you have a group of kids, have them all make one or two buildings of their choice and put together a town where all of them contribute to make it beautiful!

You can expect to have several of the same type of building, and that’s ok! (Police stations and Supermarkets will probably be easy to find in your town) you can always encourage the kids to make more buildings if you want the town to have a more diverse range of public spaces 🙂

Printable Preview:

Examples of finished buildings and houses:

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Easy Miniature Campfire Craft for Kids Using Rocks and Sticks

Easy Kids campfire craft by Box of Ideas

Kids love making this mini-campfire!

Especially since they get to go outside to gather the materials to make it.

When I worked in the Arts and Crafts cabin of my favorite summer camp, we would do this craft with the youngest kids and it was always a successful activity since the kids had fun without being rushed and they could finish it in less than 50 mins.

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(Video) Making a Mini Campfire

Here’s a quick Instagram video of how to make the cute campfire:

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How to Make the Mini-Campfire:

1. Cut out a cardboard circle (the size is up to you!)

2. Gather rocks and a couple of thin sticks (enough rocks to cover around the cardboard circle)

3. Glue the rocks around the circle, break the sticks into shorter pieces and place them in the rock circle’s center.

4. Cut squares of the color that you wish for your “flames” (I’ve seen rainbow campfires looking pretty good!)

5. Put them together and twist them to make a flame shape (like a crushed flower), or really, just rip them in random sizes and place them on top of the sticks (real flames don’t really have a shape so every kid can do it as ability hey can and it still looks good).

Voilá! you have a mini campfire!

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Easy Kids campfire craft by Box of Ideas

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Easy Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Craft for Summer Camp

Colorful and Easy Rainbow Friendship Bracelet craft for kids! By Box of Ideas

This friendship bracelet is so easy to make it works perfectly as a backup Arts and Craft Time-filler for Summer camps.

I’ve seen kids from 4 years old to teenagers enjoy this craft with no problems!

 

(VIDEO) How to make a Rainbow Bracelet the Easy Way!

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Modern DIY Father’s Day Card Idea that Suits All Kinds of Dads (even single moms)

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Because not all Dads look the same.

I’ve seen many ideas for Father’s Day cards that are based on the traditional father figure, but in my opinion, these kinds of old school fathers are not what all kids are seeing in their homes today.

I thought it could be nice for those kids to give them the option to make a gift that resembles more the father figure that they see every day in their lives. Whatever that is (or isn’t).

I was raised by both my Mom and my Dad, so I can’t imagine how awkward it is for, let’s say, kids of single Moms that never see their Dad, to be encouraged at school to make a card that says “I love you Daddy” and features some kind of “cartoony mustache” or a men’s shirt with a tie.

This idea was designed to suit all kinds of different father figures that exist nowadays. No matter how diverse!

Let’s celebrate an inclusive Father’s day! 🙂

 

(Video) Modern Father’s Day Card

Here’s a super-speed video of only a couple of examples of the many different combinations that could be done with this idea:

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How to Make the Card:

1. Download the Free Printable from the link at the bottom of this page (it comes in English and Spanish)

The PDF has “adult and baby” illustrations of these animals: Seahorse, Lion, Bird, Cat, Turtle, Snake, Fish and Sheep.

2. Let the kids choose and cut out one Adult animal that for them feels more like their father figure, then let them choose and cut out two copies of the Kid animal that they feel could represent themselves.

* IMPORTANT * It doesn’t necessarily have to be the same kind of animal for the adult and the kid in the card. Adoptive parents and Dads that acquired parenthood by love and commitment are also legitimate father figures, even if they don’t physically look like their children.

3. Fold a sheet of paper in half and in the outside paste one copy of the baby animal. Then paste the adult animal and the other baby animal in the inside part of the card.

4. Add your own message or use the one included in the printable (available in Spanish and English).

Printable Preview:

Available in English and Spanish 🙂

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Idea twists:

Extra customization: Add to the drawing any extra features that will make the animal look even more like your father figure. Freckles? Earring? a Tattoo maybe? (if someone did this for me, I bet they would add rabbit teeth and thick eyebrows to the animal, haha!)

Pop-up effect: To easily make any part of the drawing pop-up when the card is opened, do the following:

  1. Cut a small rectangle out of paper (about 10cm x 3cm should be fine).
  2. Bend it back and forward in a zig-zag shape, like a little accordion.
  3. Tape or glue one end of the accordion to the card. Then fold it and on the other end paste the part of the drawing that you want to stand out. That’s it!

Finished Examples:

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Instructions to Download:

1. Click above on the “Download Printable” button.

2. Click on “I want this!” (either leave the price as $0 to download for free, or support this project with a donation from your kind heart. Much appreciated!).

3. Enter your e-mail and get your files in your preferred language(s).

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Incomplete Animals – Coloring Pages for Arts and Crafts Game

Art supplies and cat from Complete The Animals Game - Fun idea for an Arts and Crafts game where kids exercise their creativity and problem-solving skills by coming up with different ways to complete the bodies of different animals. Free PDF has the base drawings for printable for the following animals: Lion, Bird, Cat, Turtle, Snake, Fish, Butterfly and Sheep.

A fun Arts and Crafts game idea where kids exercise their creativity and problem-solving skills by coming up with different ways to finish the incomplete bodies of different animals.

Complete The Animals Game - Fun idea for an Arts and Crafts game where kids exercise their creativity and problem-solving skills by coming up with different ways to complete the bodies of different animals. Free PDF has the base drawings for printable for the following animals: Lion, Bird, Cat, Turtle, Snake, Fish, Butterfly and Sheep.

 

(Video) Crafting Animals at High Speed

Here’s a video of my super-speedy hands making the examples for this game:

Instructions:

1. Download the Free Printable from the link at the bottom of this page (it comes in English and Spanish)

2. Complete each animal in a crafty way by playing with your creativity and any random materials that you find around.

Unleash your creativity!

Experiment with odd materials that don’t look like art supplies at all. That brings a richer experience for the player because it gives more satisfaction to them knowing they “discovered” a new way of using something. Who doesn’t love that feeling?

Printable Preview:

Incomplete illustrations of these animals: Lion, Bird, Cat, Turtle, Snake, Fish, Butterfly and Sheep. Available in English and Spanish 🙂

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Idea twists:

Recycling Mode: Play an eco-friendly version of this game by using mostly materials that would otherwise be thrown away (clean trash).

Animal Breeds: Print many copies of the same animal and craft them in different breeds.

Teaching Art Styles: Ask the kids to complete each animal using techniques related to different art movements like Impressionism, Minimalism, and my absolute favorite, Surrealism.

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🐦💬 Everyone kept saying: “YOU WILL NEVER GET WINGS!” And for a long sad time, I believed them 😣 then one day it finally came to me… After binge-listening to success stories about feather-less birds that made it (like the naked bird you see if you SWIPE LEFT), I knew I had to find my own kind of wings no matter how unusual or “un-bird likely” they were. So I went into the recycling bin, I grabbed an old paper bag, cut it, painted it blue like my favourite kind of worms and LOOK AT ME NOW! I am the birdest bird in the bird land 💙😎 . . Has anyone ever told you that you are not good enough? What have you done about it? Comment to inspire others! . . . PS: I made this bird for @bestideasforkids

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Finished Examples:

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Note: This idea was created in collaboration with The Best Ideas For Kids blog (I love their Facebook Page and you might too!). You can see my post as a guest over there.

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Intructions to Download:

1. Click above on the “Download Printable” button.

2. Click on “I want this!” (either leave the price as $0 to download for free, or support this project with a donation from your kind heart. Much appreciated!).

3. Enter your e-mail and get your files in your preferred language(s).

 

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Animals Chess Set for Kids | Free Printable Chessboard and Animal Chess Pieces

Free printable boardgame: Animals Chess for Kids by Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

 

Chess tournaments have been very popular during down-time at the summer camps where I’ve worked.

Nevertheless, the limited amount of chessboards available at the camps were always a problem. There were very few of them and sometimes incomplete (Carlitos don’t eat that pawn! …too late).

I made this Animals Chess hoping to give those “chessful” kids, counselors and parents a cheap but cool solution to easily print and build a chess set.

Chess gives a good work out to the mind, it is very entertaining and it is great for bonding quietly with kids ?.

Have fun!

(Video) How to build a Paper Animal Chess

** Spanish subtitles available **

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Get your PDF Chess from the Download link at the bottom of this page.
  2. Cut out the pieces and Chessboard.
  3. To put together the pieces:
    1. Bend your cut-outs where you see the vertical lines.
    2. Glue and paste the flap on the right that has the 3 dots (Want a faster yet less appealing method? Instead of a gluestick or other glue, you can use tape).
  4. To put together the board:
    1. Layout together the 4 pieces of the board in the right position using the stone border as a guide.
    2. Flip your 4-pieces layout so you can tape them nicely from behind. Either using little bits of tape or doing 2 long stripes like big “+” sign.

You’re ready to play chess!

Design story:

Bronze animal pawn chesspiece with a monkey design by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
Design story of the Animals Chess

Pieces comparison:

Pieces guide for the Free printable boardgame: Animals Chess for Kids by Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

Pawn – Monkey: Because they are tiny and big in number.

Rook – Elephant: So the kids can relate its’ weight with the heaviness of a solid tower.

Knight – Zebra: So the kids can easily make the relation with the traditional Knight (horse-shaped) chess piece.

Bishop – Snake: The design was based on a Black Mamba because of the way it moves, and also because I’m a fan of Tarantino’s Kill Bill ?.

King – Lion: By popular demand (I wonder why!).

Queen – Giraffe: This was the second choice by popular demand, but I thought it was better than a female Lioness to show the kids that there is no problem at all with mixing races in couples.

 

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Download instructions:

1. Click above on the “Download Printable” button.

2. Click on “I want this!” (either leave the price as $0 to download for free, or support this project with a donation from your kind heart. Much appreciated!).

3. Enter your e-mail and get your files in your preferred language(s).

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Making of story: Free Animals Chess (Design Process)

Design story of the Animals Chess

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A quick tour of the design process for the Animals Kids Chess by rmacias.

Thinking about the times at summer camp were we wanted to play chess with the kids but there were no chessboards available, the idea was conceptualised:

Concept idea sketching by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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The first thing made was the board, using textures and a grassy brush.

Close up Chessboard corner of Free printable boardgame: Animals Chess for Kids by Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

Then I got too excited and made a public statement on Facebook that I would learn to design on 3D to make this Chess.

A public Facebook statement wher eI commit to learn how to use a 3d software to make the pieces for the animals chess for kids
Click the screenshot to see the original Facebook post

Then I sketched the pieces’ front and side views. That’s when it started getting scary for me (I thought “Is this too complicated for a first 3D project? What have I done!”).

3D sketch for a Giraffe Queen chesspiece by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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Then little by little from a mix of procrastination and Youtube tutorials the pieces started to take shape.

Gray animal rook chesspiece with an elephant design by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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Gray animal king chesspiece with a Lion design by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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Black animal bishop chesspiece with a snake design by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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Bronze animal pawn chesspiece with a monkey design by Rodrigo Macias for a free printable chess for kids
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Then paper dummies were made to figure out the simplest 3d-like solution that could be printed in any 2-d printer:

Dummy for free printable boardgame: Animals Chess for Kids by Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

Then at the border of “When is this project going to end! ?” the printables were put in place.

Free printable boardgame: Animals Chess for Kids by Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias
Click above to go to the Download page

 

Then I made a video tutorial showing how to build a free chess set at home.

In total, from concept to publishing the project took about 8 weeks.

To download the printable chess, go here.

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International Kid Chef’s Hat and Dough-Food Menu Guide (Free Printables)

Montessori culinary activity: International Kid Chef by Kids Activities Designer Rodrigo Macias

 

Introduce your kids to international cuisine with this Montessori-inspired cooking activity. Use the Free Menu Guide and Paper Chef’s Hat Template to play this game where they become International Chefs and have to use their creativity (and dough!) to cook different foods from around the world.

These printables (Chef’s Hat and Menu Guide) were specially designed to go with a guest post, where I describe how to use them for a Montessori kid chef game. Check that out over there at MontessoriNature.com



The Menu features these 4 dishes: Mexican Tacos, Japanese Sushi Rolls, Russian Syrniki and many kids’ favorite: Italian Pizza!

The Menu Guide has no text to keep it multilingual friendly. If you wish to make this a language activity, add the Country/dishes names in your preferred language after printing the Menu ?.

Activity for this printable:

Foods included:

Miniature dough Japanese Sushi rolls that were made to go on a free printable Menu of International Foods made with clay or a similar material. It comes with an International paper Chef's hat printable as well. They are both part of a Montessori culinary activity By Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias
Japanese Sushi Rolls
Miniature dough Italian Pizza that was made to go on a free printable Menu of International Foods made with clay or a similar material. It comes with an International paper Chef's hat printable as well. They are both part of a Montessori culinary activity By Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias
Italian Pizza
Miniature dough Russian Syrniki that was made to go on a free printable Menu of International Foods made with clay or a similar material. It comes with an International paper Chef's hat printable as well. They are both part of a Montessori culinary activity By Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias
Russian Syrniki
Miniature dough Mexican Tacos that were made to go on a free printable Menu of International Foods made with clay or a similar material. It comes with an International paper Chef's hat printable as well. They are both part of a Montessori culinary activity By Kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias
Mexican Tacos (taquitos)

How to fold menu:

How to fold the International Foods Menu Guide for montessori culinary activity: International Kid Chef by Kids Activities Designer Rodrigo Macias

How to make paper Chef’s hat:

How to make a Paper Kid Chef's Hat for montessori culinary activity: International Kid Chef by Kids Activities Designer Rodrigo Macias

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1. Click above on the “Download Printable” button.

2. Click on “I want this!” (either leave the price as $0 to download for free, or support this project with a donation from your kind heart. Much appreciated!).

3. Enter your e-mail and get your files in your preferred language(s).

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Upper / Lower Case Vowels Matching Games (free printable included)

Preschool level kids that speak either English, Spanish or French can use these as a fun learning practice for upper and lower case alphabet vowels. If your kid is bilingual, then you might find them ultra useful :) by kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

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Fun alphabet matching game ideas to teach uppercase and lowercase vowels to preschool level kids that speak either English, Spanish, French or Italian.

Resources

Directions

01. Print a copy of printable A.

02. Cut the cards out of the page and then cut each in half.

03. Play matching those pics, which can be done in different ways depending on each child’s likes and skills, you can either:

  • Hide all the pieces around the room to make it a scavenger hunt / puzzle game.
  • Scramble all the pictures on the floor/table and let the kid find their own way to match them.
  • Put either the uppercase or lowercase parts in the right order (a-e-i-o-u) and let the kid find their match.

Game twists

  • Glue a magnet in the back of their designs so they can play on a metallic surface like the fridge.
  • Mount the pictures on cardboard (or print on thicker paper) and use them to play an alternative version of the classic memory game, where instead of looking to match two pictures of the same kind, they have to find the letter’s uppercase/lowercase match.

 

To download the flashcards, go here.

 

Multilingual Alphabet Poster for bilingual kids with illustrations of things that start with the same letter in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. By kids activities designer Rodrigo Macias

See the entire Multilingual Alphabet

 

 

avatar-rmacias-rodrigo-macias-kids-activities-designerRodrigo Macias (author) is a bilingual creative mixing his experience working in Childcare and Design around planet Earth to come up with high-quality printables and playful-educational activities for kids. Check those out at the Box of Ideas.

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