Can I Play Too – Activity #2: "Bus Load of Friends"

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Activity #2: “Bus Load of Friends”

Materials:

  • Bus template (provided)
  • ‘Little Person’ template (provided)
  • Stiff tag board
  • 15cm (6 inch) pieces of yarn
  • Crayons, felt markers, or paints
  • Yellow and black paper from roll
  • Black Paper
  • Story Animal Templates

Teacher Preparation:

  • Enlarge the bus to the size of a bulletin board (using the overhead projector). Trace the bus onto large sheet of yellow paper. Cut along the outside of the bus, including large holes for windows.
  • Use the black paper to cut two wheels for the bus. Attach the yellow bus and wheels to bulletin board.
  • Trace or print enough ‘little people’ on stiff tag board for each child in the class. Cut out. (Or children can do this).
  • Prepare enough 6 inch pieces of yarn so each child has two pieces.

 

Step by Step:

  • Step One: Have each child colour/paint a ‘little person’, including the face.
  • Step Two: Have children glue the yarn pieces on as hair.
  • Step Three: Pin the various ‘little people’ to the window areas of the bus.
  • Optional: Adult helpers use a glue gun to attach the yarn for the hair.

 

End Product:

A large school bus filled with smiling children side-by-side inside the windows.

Fun with Fin:

Print and cut out a Fin image to an appropriate size. Include Fin in a window of the bus with all the little people. Cut out a Piggie, Gerald (Elephant), or Snake image from stiff tag board. Have some students decorate and include them in a window of the bus with all the little people.

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