Easy Magic Wands

Magic Wands


Young children have amazing imaginations unaffected by reality , so art projects that create props for make believe are particularly fun to do!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some heavy paper, crayons or markers, some glitter ( of course! ) glue, tape and a straw for the handle.
  2. Draw 2 stars or cheat like me and use a cookie cutter as a template on one piece of paper.Your wand doesn’t have to be a star, I like to use some shape we are learning just for reinforcement but remember not all activities have to have a clear cut lesson. Kids are always learning, sometimes I need to remind myself of this too.
  3. Decorate your stars with crayons or markers. I usually tape down the paper so it’s easier for my toddler to do the activity and not worry about the paper shifting.
  4. Time for glue, drizzle it all over.
  5. Add the dreaded or loved sparkles , shake off the excess and let dry.
  6. When dry cut out the stars and tape the straw to the inside. Then glue or tape the two stars together sandwiching the straw. Let dry and voila!
Song!



Little Bunny Foo Fo
o

 

Little bunny foo foo ,
hopping through the forest,
scooping up the field mice ,
and bopping them on the head!Down came the Good Fairy,
and she said ,
“Little bunny foo foo, I don’t want to see you,
scooping up the feild mice and bopping them on the head!
I’ll give you three chances before I turn you into a gooooooon!”Repeat until no more chanc

es! 

**Note to Parents** You are probably well aware by now that a lot of songs, books etc.. for young children like ” Little Bunny Foo Foo” have some violence or maybe words you aren’t comfortable with. Over the years I have used this song especially to illustrate to my students the consequences of inappropriate actions. While clearly I never turned any student into a goon- we were able to use this time to talk about what happens in our class when you bop someone. So while it’s every parent’s right to censor anything in their child’s life, songs like this can be used for good!



Book!

To be honest there aren’t many Fairy books out there I liked enough to recommend but this one is a fantastic book! ” Alice the Fairy” by David Shannon is an exception, as I am sure there are others I just need to find them. I love David Shannon in general and this book is a favorite. My most recent class was read it in French and loved it , I am sure the charm of Alice is the same in any language.


Comments

  1. Michie says

    Hi – I found your blog recently and wanted to let you know that I’m really enjoying it. My daughter and I made the wand the other night and she loves it. I even read Alice the Fairy to her tonight. :) I showed her you signing the songs and she enjoyed that too. She really likes the worm song you do. Thanks for such a cute site with fun ideas. :)

  2. Allison says

    I am so glad you have been having fun! Thank you for the feedback- after a long day of dealing with a toddler who just learned how to say no! This comment was just what I needed!

    Allie

  3. Maryeliz says

    Just wanted to tell you how much I adore your blog and how much I am learning from it. (Where do you get all your energy?) Thanks for addressing the Bunny Foo-Foo lyrics. That’s a song I learned around a campfire years ago, and I did feel a little funny singing it to my two-year-old. Good to know how the lyrics can be used for good!

  4. Ms. Jill says

    My daughters LOVE “Alice the Fairy”!!! I just became a 2 year old Mother’s Day Out teacher and am recommending your blog to my parents to get the words and tunes of some of the songs we will sing and of course using your great craft ideas! FABULOUS site!

  5. Allie says

    Mary and Jill -

    Thank you so much for your support, I loved Little Bunny FooFoo as a child and over the years only had one parent ask about it. I offered her to sit and watch how I teach it and if she still was concerned I would cut it. After sitting and watching she was cool with it. That said as a parent now , I fully support parent’s right and ability to pick and choose what their kids are exposed to.

    Jill – I have written out so many emails to parents with lyrics, I am glad you can just point them my way!

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