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Clothing Arts and Crafts
Felt Board Story
Cut clothing pieces out of felt for all four seasons (shorts and t-shirt,swimsuit, coat and snow pants, Etc.) Ask the children to dress a felt person for winter, spring, summer, or fall.
Let the children find pictures of hats in old magazines. Then they can paste the pictures onto a precut hat shape. Display around the room. This can be done with any piece of clothing such as socks, coats, shirts, pants.
Clothing Games and Activities
Make a clothesline with pictures of clothes you’ve cut out. You can make a sketch of different articles of clothing, such as shirt, pants, socks. You hang a clothesline up with 26 clothes pins. Have the child cut out the sketches and write a letter of the alphabet on each one. Then find pictures of things that start with that letter and glue to clothes and hang them on the line.
The Shoe Game
All children sit in a circle and take off one shoe. Children hide their eyes as the teacher hides all the shoes. The children must find a shoe that DOES NOT belong to them and bring it back to the circle. When all the shoes have been found, teacher asks a child whose shoe he found.
Child looks around the circle to determine who is wearing a shoe that matches the one he found. When he finds the owner, he returns the shoe, and that child now must find the owner of the shoe she has found. This activity leads to lots of conversation regarding sorting, matching.
Have water in your sand and water table have children wash clothes.
You could make various styles of clothing out of construction paper and put a pocket on each one of them. Write individual household chores (age appropriate) on individual pieces of paper, mix them up and put into a pocket. Hang them up with miniature clothespins on a string in your home where you have room for this. Then have the child pick a chore from the pocket.
You could make a “Need to Fold” (Chores that need finished) and “Folded” (Chores that have been done) list and check all that apply for each child and when they have all of their “Clothes Folded” (chores for the week) you can give them a treat, movie, allowance…Etc.!
Put lots of different dress up clothes in the dramatic play area like dresses, suits, uniforms, Etc and allow the kids to play dress up with the clothes.
Sorting Clothing by Seasons
Bring a suite case full of all sorts of different clothes. Pack swimsuits and winter coats, mittens, boats, shorts, t-shirts, rain coats, umbrella, Etc. Then discuss the weather out side. The time of the year, winter, fall, spring or summer. Begin pulling out the clothes and have the children tell you what time of year they belong in.
Put up 4 trees, representing the four seasons. Put a basket under each tree then as you pull out the clothes and discuss what season they belong with, the children take turns putting them in the correct baskets.
Gather clothing items from home. Play a game “What does not belong?” For example, place out a winter coat, along with a pair of shorts, a pair of sandals and a bathing suit. Ask the children what does not belong, and why?
Clothing Songs, Poems and Finger Plays
This is the way we get dressed in the morning, dressed in the morning, dressed in the morning
This is the way we dressed in the morning, so early in the morning!
This is the way we put on our shirt, put on our shirt, put on our shirt
This is the way we put on our shirt, so early in the morning!
Act out each movement…..continue adding items of clothing depending on the weather or season you want to discuss. (Socks, shoes, snow pants, boots, raincoat, Etc.)
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