Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Littles Learning Link Up: January 15, 2019: Craft Highlight- Textured Paper Plate and Tissue Paper Arctic Fox

Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

Welcome to the second Littles Learning Link Up Highlight post of 2019!

A highlight post isn't the same as a feature. With the highlighted post, we will actually be making the craft(s) or participating in the activity. You will get to see how much we enjoyed it, and I will be mentioning any tweaks that I add. Of course I will be linking back to the original post. 

I don't usually do more than one highlight post a month, but there were so many great projects shared in my Arctic Fun Round Up that I have been using them with the Pre-K class. Our first project was the Cotton Ball Polar Bear that was shared by Melissa from Fireflies & Mud Pies. Then, during last week's class, I decided to focus on the Arctic Fox. I found the cutest craft over at I Heart Crafty Things, and I couldn't wait to do it with the children.

Littles Learning Link Up January Highlight:

As I mentioned, I have been focusing on Arctic animals this month in our Pre-K class at co-op. I will be sharing my Pre-K unit posts on Fridays this month. However, on Tuesdays I will be sharing the craft that we made. This week's craft is a Littles Learning Link Up Highlight post because it was one of the crafts shared in last week's Arctic Fun Round Up

Textured Paper Plate and Tissue Paper Arctic Fox

You will need:

Paper plates (one per project)
White tissue paper
School glue
White card stock
Medium googly/wiggle eyes
Black pompoms

I prepared the paper plates at home by following the video tutorial on Rachel's blog. It was quite simple actually. For each fox, I cut a paper plate in half. The one half becomes the body, the other is folded into thirds to make a three-dimensional head that is then stapled together and stapled to the body. Then I stapled on the tail. I had also cut out the rectangle legs and triangle ears in preparation.

This was a very simple craft for the children, but it took quite a while to complete as they had to fill in the entire thing with scrunched up tissue paper. Some children didn't scrunch as much, so they were done faster, others scrunched their papers quite small, so they took a while, plus used a lot more paper tissue squares. I LOVE that they all had their own technique.

We started by spreading glue on the head and having the children fill that in.

Then we did the same for the body.

They finished up with the tail and then we let their foxes dry while the kids went to have snack and gym time. Then we added the details.

As I mentioned above, I cut out the legs and ears at home. I wasn't quite sure how big the legs were meant to be, so I guesstimated 3/4 of an inch by 3 inches. I used my paper cutter to cut them out. Then I just cut some triangles out.

We put glue on the face for the eyes and nose. Then a little bit of glue on the bottom of the ears, which they placed in the middle of the back of the head (there is a gap from where it was folded together).  I did the same thing for the legs. Instead of having them glue two on the back and two on the front, as in the original, I just had them attach them to the front. It was too hard to get them to stick on securely when we tried the other way.

Don't you just love how they each have a unique look?

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

The Crew year is over, and we won't be getting any new review products until January. However, I do still have a couple of single review products we are working on (these are the ones that I don't publish on my blog, instead they are posted on the Old Schoolhouse Magazine website). We are reading a book called Animals in Time Volume 1: Historical Empires and Civilizations. This also came with an Activity Book. And the children are working on an activity box from Cooper & Kid with their dad.

Here are a few things I would like to share with you:

Last week's Polar Bear Craft

Cotton Ball Polar Bears in an Icy, Arctic World

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 7 wonderful post linked up. I will be featuring two randomly selected posts.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

The Schoolin' Swag Blog shared Foot Prints Across the Year

This week's most clicked on posts are:

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

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