INSIDE: Make a hot chocolate craft with your toddler or preschooler and let them practice learning the letters of their name at the same time! This adorable craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers but is also a lot of fun for kindergarten aged kids.
Hot Chocolate Craft
Who doesn’t like a good cup of hot cocoa! After your child finishes making this cute craft and practices learning the letters of their name, you can pretend to drink the cup of hot chocolate. While doing so you describe all the feelings or sensations you get when you drink a delicious cup of hot chocolate! So much learning potential in one small craft!
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Hot Chocolate Name Craft for Preschoolers
Cut out the shape of a mug from a sheet of construction paper. You can let your child choose their favourite colour for their mug. Glue it to another sheet of blue construction paper.
Cut brown tissue paper into small squares and invite your little one to fill their empty mug with hot chocolate by gluing the tissue paper to the top part of the mug. You can draw an oval at the top to help guide them.
For the marshmallows, cut out the number circles that corresponds to your child’s name and write the letters of their name on each circle. Invite them to glue them down as marshmallows on top of the brown tissue paper.
Take a cotton ball and if you can unwrap it to create the steam coming off the cup of hot chocolate. Glue it down above the cup. If you can unwrap the cotton ball simply glue several cotton ball on the top as steam.
Invite your little one to glue snowflakes on and around the mug as decoration. Let them also use a white pencil crayon to decorate their mug!
Age Suitability for Hot Chocolate Name Craft for Preschoolers
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Hot Chocolate Name Craft for Preschoolers
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- Blue, white and another colour of your choice construction paper
- Brown tissue paper
- Cotton ball
- White pencil crayon
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