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I am not a fan of play doh. Don't ask me why, but it TOTALLY grosses me out. My poor kids are so deprived of the play doh experience :) But, I did love the portion of the lesson that talked about fences. I felt like it was very cute and easy for my 4-year-olds to understand! I am going to just tell the example and then do this craft at the end of the lesson for the craft.
It was easy to make!
Here are the items that I used. I decided to use glue dots so they would stay together without drying time! I also ended up getting 4x4x4 boxes from Michaels for each child. I figured they would be easier to make than trying to do the fence with the sticks alone. You can probably get plastic zoo animals from the dollar store. I was lazy and just ordered mine on Amazon!
Using the glue dots, just stick the popsicle sticks to your box to make a "fence". Hint: I used glue dot sheets so you can give the kids their own. If you use a roll, it is hard to share!
When they were done, I used ribbon to tie this tag to the fence so the parents had a clue what the heck it was for :) I made a PDF with 8 on a page for you to print HERE!
The lesson references some pretty cheesy badges as well. This blog has some pretty awesome printables that I liked much better! I printed them on a full size sticker sheet, cut them out and then easily just stuck them on each of the kids!
Hope these ideas help you be a bit more creative with this lesson :)