an activity for preschoolers:
Celebrate the start of summer with these sunny masks!

before you begin:
Gather the following materials to create these sunny masks: paper plates, paintbrushes and yellow, orange and red paint. For younger children, teachers may wish to complete step 1 themselves by cutting the centers out of the paper plates.

activity goals:
To create a fun, wearable mask to celebrate the summer.

These sunny masks are fun for dramatic play, story time and weather-themed songs such as You Are My Sunshine.

let's get started

step 1
Use scissors to cut out the center of the paper plate and the outside rays of the sun.
step 2
With a paintbrush and yellow paint, paint the remainder of the plate to represent the sun.
step 3
Make your mask extra sunny by adding other colors such as red and orange.