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Ocean Commotion: More Crafts

on June 17, 2016

Creation Station

Suggested Materials (Amounts Vary)

  • Variety of white and colored papers (construction paper, cardstock, tissue paper, etc.)
  • Yarn
  • Paper plates
  • Lunch bags
  • Variety of doo dads (pom-poms, sequins, toothpicks, chenille stems, ribbons, etc.)
  • Stickers or craft foam shapes

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Glue sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • Hole punches
  • Markers, crayons, and colored pencils

Pre-Prep

The above materials, tools, and basic supplies are just suggestions. Gather whatever you'd like to include for an open-ended art station where the kids can draw or create ocean-themed animals, scenes, boats, submarines, etc.

Class Time Directions

Kids have fun creating their own ocean-themed creations with the supplies provided.

Tip Corner

  • Use this area as a fun place for the kids to go after they've finished their main craft.
  • Display a sample or two to feed their imagination.

Memory Game

Materials

  • Cardstock, 2 sheets per child
  • Memory Game Cards pattern
  • Zippered baggies, 1 per child

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Scissors, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Paper cutter

Pre-Prep

  1. Print the Memory Game Cards pattern onto cardstock, 2 sheets per child.
  2. Cut out the squares with the paper cutter.
  3. Place the squares into zippered baggies. You should have twelve sets of pictures (twenty-four squares) per baggie.

Class Time Directions

  1. Color the pictures with light-colored crayons or colored pencils, being careful not to press too hard so an impression isn’t made on the blank side.
  2. To play, lay the squares out on a table with the pictures facing down.
  3. Players take turns flipping cards over two at a time, trying to find a match. If a match is found, the player keeps those two. If a match is not found, flip them back over.
  4. Continue play until all matches have been found. The player with the most matches wins.

Tip Corner

  • Use fewer sets for younger children.
  • This game can also be played by one person, finding all matches in a designated time period.

Memory Verse Posters

Materials

  • White cardstock

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Markers

Pre-Prep

  1. Prepare a reference sheet of the daily memory verses. (See the Resource DVD-ROM for a listing of the daily memory verses.)
  2. Make one or more sample posters, incorporating a memory verse.

Class Time Directions

Kids design and color their own posters. The more creative, the better!

Tip Corner

  • Place these in a prominent location during the week for all to enjoy. Send them home on the last day of VBS or after the closing program.
  • Use these posters to reinforce the memory verse of the day.

Step-by-Step Drawings

Materials

  • Step-by-Step Drawings pattern
  • White copy paper

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

Pre-Prep

Print the Step-by-Step Drawings pattern onto white copy paper.

Class Time Directions

When the kids have extra time, they can work on the Step-by-Step Drawings.

Tip Corner

  • The finished drawings can be cut out and added to the Wall Mural.

Wall Mural

Materials

  • Blue roll paper
  • White copy paper
  • Optional: A variety of clip art images (See DVD-ROM)

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Markers, scissors, glue sticks

Pre-Prep

  1. Hang a large piece of roll paper on an empty wall.
  2. Photocopy a variety of clip art images from the Resource DVD-ROM and place at this station.

Class Time Directions

  1. On a piece of white copy paper, use your imagination or the clip art images on display to draw and color an image that coincides with the ocean theme.
  2. Cut out the artwork and glue to the roll paper.

Tip Corner

  • Hang the completed mural in a prominent location on the last day of VBS or during the closing program so all can see.
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