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Creating Collages

ages 4-6


Old magazines or catalogs, child-safe scissors, construction paper, and glue or rubber cement

Activity Detail

Gather a stack of old magazines and catalogs. Choose a theme with your child and go on a hunt for pictures connected to the theme (food, farm, family, animals, ocean, etc...). Cut out any pictures you find related to theme. You can then spend time classifying and sorting the pictures (for example, for food, sort by food groups or by veggies and meats or by meals); counting the pictures; and talking about what pictures you didn't find. Once you've finished sorting, glue all pictures down on a piece of construction paper to create a collage and great poster for your child's room.


amyanddaniel said:

I love how this activity helps children develop fine motor skills and learn how to hold scissors correctly in such a fun way!

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007

bethmason_us said:

My son loved creating his very own "zoo" with animals from the magazines.

- Posted on Jun 6, 2007

Ramya said:

Other Savvy parents recommend turning this project into a game by giving each child a magazine and a marker. Then challenge the children to find a specific picture in their magazines -- a chair, something red, the letter B, the number 5, etc. They can circle the items they find, and then cut them all out to create a picture.

- Posted on Jun 15, 2007

tiffanywilk said:

Children love to cut and glue- and this is a great "teaching" activity too!

- Posted on Jun 28, 2007

ashleyoneill said:

If your child is old enough, it's fun to let them use the scissors so that they can practice cutting along lines.

- Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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