Here is another great lesson for kindergartners to practice cutting and pasting skills. The project looks super dynamic displayed next to one another on a wall or bulletin board.
Supplies Needed: Scissors & glue stick per student Construction paper in various colors cut into rectangles 1 12″ x 18″ black paper per student white tempera paint mixed w/water 1 small stiff brushes per student
Creating the moon and stars.
Swirl a small brush in a circle to form the moon and splatter the white paint to create the stars. It helps to water down the paint before splattering. Helps the splattering process a wee bit. This step takes about five minutes. Set paper aside while you make the buildings.
Creating the skyscrapers.
After a short discussion on what a skyscraper is, I show the kids how they can take a rectangle and cut the top part to create a custom skyscrapers. It’s a simple as cutting out small squares and rectangles from the top and sides of each piece. Have the students glue the skyscrapers as they go, going from one side of the paper to the next.
Adding windows and doors.
This step can take a bit of time. Some kids are meticulous and others, well, not so much. I cut strips of yellow construction paper the width of their windows and give a couple of strips to each student. They can cut the strips into small rectangles and glue them to the windows. Same for the doors.
The kids LOVE being skyscraper builders!