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Greeting Card Chain

ages 4-6


Scissors (for parent's use), used greeting cards, stapler/staples

Activity Detail

Cut old/used greeting cards into horizontal strips. Show your child how to loop one strip and staple the ends together. Insert a second strip through the loops and staple its ends together to form a second link on the chain. Continue this process until the chain is as long as you like. This is a great way to recycle Christmas cards or birthday cards. You can also create "themed" garland by collecting and using only Halloween cards or Christmas cards. Then use the chain to decorate your house for the next Halloween or Christmas!


Leanne said:

Great idea!

- Posted on Nov 28, 2007

annabell said:

Younger kids would love doing this too. My daughter loved doing this last year and the year before.

- Posted on Nov 30, 2007

julieraces said:

A variation of this idea is to create a chain to count down the number of days leading up to a holiday such as Halloween or Christmas, and to allow your child to remove one loop per day. This allows them to visualize an event getting closer in time.

- Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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