Angry Bird Day started fast with a fun cardboard tube craft. Inspired by Crafts by Amanda we created a few birds of our own. They are easier to make then they look–and I was working with a four and seven-year old. If I can do it, you can too!
- Card Board Tubes
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Google Eyes (Optional)
- Sparkle Paper (Optional)
- Feathers (Optional)
- Cut the card board tubes (cut in half if you are using TP and you in either thirds or quarters for a paper towel roll.)
- Cut out some colored construction paper (color depends on the bird you are making).
- Cut the paper construction paper on the roll.
- Cut out the eyes, beaks, eyebrows and glue them on. (You can also glue on google eyes instead, if you like.) For pigs, cut out a snout. If you want to make a girl bird cut out a bow (two triangles glued to a rectangle in the middle).
- Glue on feathers or construction paper to simulate the feathers. For pigs, cut out the ears.
We even went so far as to design our own versions of Angry Birds and Pigs. The Princess named her Dazzle, which is perfect! Plus, I think she’s part of the newest game: Angry Bird-Vegas. (Just Kidding!)
After all that fun, it was time to clean up so mom had to keep the kiddos occupied with a few worksheets and not so messy games!
For worksheets we turned to:
- Tales from a K-1 Classroom. There are two really great Angry Bird math worksheets.
- Home School Creations: Offers a cute set of worksheets for the pre-k and kinder crowds.
Quickly, we turned back to the fun and games with a few items I actually broke down and bought!
- This activity book worked out really well for us. It was more than just a coloring book, because heaven knows we DO NOT NEED ANOTHER COLORING BOOK. Instead, this offers mazes, puzzles, codes, and even a simple math problem or two. What I really loved about this little book is that worked for both the 4 and 7 year-old. It offers games and puzzles with three levels of difficulty, so both kids used the book!
- “Play-doh” style Angry Bird kit was hit with both kids. It comes with three cans of “doh”, two molds, and some heavy cardboard panels. The kids were able to construct their own angry bird sets and had a blast trying to knock them down. Plus, I really liked the consistency of the Softee dough better than “play-doh”.
- Cinco loved this book. Like the Star Wars Lego books, this one has pages where you have to find the right sticker and fit onto a certain page. There are also pages with scenes that your fill out with stickers. It has tons of character stickers, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, Han… It is very much like the Lego sticker books–so if you like them, you will like this.