Celebration Chain

What Will We Need?

  • Pre-cut strips of construction paper at least 1" in width and 8 1/2" long in a variety of colors
  • Glue or Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape
  • Make sure there is a wide variety of colors

Now What?

  • Invite any interested children to join you
  • Explain to the class that many celebrations and festivals around the world involve decorations of brightly colored paper. In Mexico during Cinco de Mayo, intricately cut paper chains decorate homes and town squares.  While in Korea, during days of celebration, fancy paper lanterns of all colors and shape light up the night sky.
  • Invite your class to create their own celebration chain as a way to decorate the classroom
  • Encourage the children to make patterns as they create their chain as a way to decorate the classroom
  • Encourage the children as they work on the chain and once completed, have a decorating ceremony  with the class to celebrate their creative effort.

From Learning Care Group, Multicultural Activities Handout at the CCFP Roundtable Conference 2011
*** Originally published on ChildCareInfo.com on 10/24/2011

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