you can't fly to the islands, then bring the islands
to your classroom.
you'll need grass skirts. Take draw string garbage
bags and cut off the bottom.
1" strips up from the bottom of the bag,
stopping several inches before the drawstring.
Adjust drawstrings to the children's waists to
complete your grass skirts.
make leis, let children thread 1" pieces
of straw and paper flowers (construction paper
circles with holes poked in the middle) on dental
on some Hawaiian music and hula hula!
fruit ka-bobs for snack by inserting pineapple
chunks, bananas, and grapes on wooden skewers
umbrellas, small dolls, and boats can be added
to the sand table so children can create their
own tropical scenes. (A piece of blue poster
board on the bottom of the sand table will
enable children to create islands and water.)
a pie pan out on the playground on a cold
the children find sticks, leaves, pine needles,
and other small objects to place in the pan.
Tie the ends of a 12" piece of string
together to make a loop.
part of the loop in the pan. (This will become
the hanger for the sun catcher when the water
the pie pan with water and leave it on the
playground overnight. The next day, pop out
the frozen chunk of ice and hang it in a tree.
Have children predict how long it will last
and observe it daily.
IN THE WATER TABLE
(This is especially fun for children who live
in warmer climates.)
plastic bowls and containers and fill them with
water. Add a few drops of food coloring if you
desire and freeze in the refrigerator.
out the frozen ice chunks and place them in the
water table to make "icebergs." Add
polar bears, penguins, and other arctic animals.
a pair of mittens near the water table for children
who choose to wear them.