Can I Play Too – Activity #2: "Bus Load of Friends"
Activity #2: “Bus Load of Friends”
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
Story Animal Templates
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.
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.