Thoughts and reflections about my life as a pre-k teacher.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Sheets as backdrops
I have this obsession. At least I think it is an obsession. I LOVE to add back drops to my dramatic play center. Each year I seem to add a new on. This is my newest one (Fifth). I added it this year for our "God's Superhero" Unit. They kids just love it. It just give a backdrop to their play. This one cost $6. I bought a black flat twin sheet from Wal-mart. It took me about three hours one night to paint this one. I used white, gray, and yellow acrylic paint.
My Fourth one was a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom coconut tree. I actually use that one flat on the ground and the kids either use letter vests to "be" the letters or they use it as a goal for throwing alphabet bean bags. It is a lot of fun but I can't seem to find a picture of it. This was my third one to make. It is the back drop for my week on endangered animals and dinosaurs. I have a set of Dinosaur masks that I printed from Sparkle box. I love to watch them with this one. This one took about a week to do because I used so many colors. It was super fun. In the summer I bring them home and my kids put on plays.
This was my very two. My daughter had a princess birthday party. We used the "castle" as a place where the kids could go in and build castles of their own. The dragon allowed the boys to have a blast fighting the dragon without hitting each other with the swords. I can't wait to see what else I come up with this summer. I have been toying with the inside of a fire station for fire safety week. Maybe I will do a fire place with Christmas tree this year. What do you think I should try?