Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Learning with Paper Dolls!

I am so excited to share this post with you because it is just so much FUN!  The other day we received a bio from the 4 year old little girl that we sponsor through World Vision.  I was reading to Audrey about our our little girl from Honduras and how she likes the color pink and loves dolls.   Of course Audrey wanted to send her a pink doll, but I explained that we could only send gifts that would fit into a regular sized envelope.  Surely that limits our gifts tremendously.

About 5 minutes later, Audrey shouts out, "Let's make her some paper dolls!"  That was a brilliant idea!  Thus, I was sent on a cyber search for some paper dolls and this is the result of what we found...

We printed the patterns and decorated the dolls and all their adorable dresses.  We had so much fun coloring these dresses!  After coloring them, we laminated so they will last longer, and then we cut them out.
You can get the printables that we used {HERE}

What little girl wouldn't love something like this?  I know my girls loved them and this is why we have already started our own set!

 I attached some velcro to the dress and to the doll so that will stick together.  

I was so excited because they actually fit into a regular sized envelope!  Yay!!

So where is the learning?
1.  You can use the dolls to retell stories.
2.  Dramatic play is such an important part of a child's learning experiences.
3.  You can makes these as gifts and learn that giving is SO much better than receiving:)

2 comments:

Lennie said...

Love this idea! That's going to be a very special gift for the girl you sponsor.

Kristin said...

Amazing!!!!!!! I love it. The little girl you sponsor is going to LOVE it!!!!!!!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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