First 5 Friday: Celebrating the 4th of July -
Happy First 5 Friday! Here is a great way to start off your weekend as you READ, TALK and PLAY with your little one!
READ: Enjoy spending time with your little one as you READ "You're My Little Firecracker" by Nicola Edwards.
TALK: Take this opportunity to TALK to your child about the many things that will be happening this holiday weekend and about the book you just read together.
Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:
What are we celebrating this weekend?
Why will your family be celebrating this weekend?
What are your family traditions?
What color fireworks will you see light up the sky this weekend?
What is your favorite meal you will have this weekend?
What do you plan on doing together this weekend?
Suggested conversation questions about “You’re My Little Firecracker” by Nicola Edwards for children ages 0-3:
What was your favorite food in the book?
What was your favorite color firework in the book?
Suggested conversation questions about “You’re My Little Firecracker” by Nicola Edwards for children ages 4-5:
What rhyming words did you hear in the book?
What shapes did you see in the book?
PLAY: Do you love seeing fireworks light up the sky? Take this opportunity to PLAY with your little one by helping them create their own firework painting.
Paint Your Own Fireworks!
Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
Washable Paint (any colors you would like)
How to paint your own fireworks:
Cut the toilet paper roll to where there are strips about halfway up the roll.
If you are using a paper towel roll, cut the paper towel roll to the size of a toilet paper roll prior to this step.
Push the part of the toilet roll that has been cut up, similar to a fan.
Dip the part of the toilet roll that has been cut into the paint.
Place the toilet paper roll with paint onto the white piece of paper to create a firework.
Repeat as many times as your child would like.
Do you love this craft? There are many other materials you can paint your own fireworks with! Try using the steps above with a straw or dipping a plastic fork in the paint to make more fireworks. You can watch a video of these and other fun Fourth of July crafts here.
Please share pictures of the special memories you make with your child on Facebook and Instagram at @First5Lex!