Día de los Niños is something newly celebrated in our family.
We attended our first Día de los Niños event just two years ago and it was a hit with the kids. One of the most important things I remember my son took from the event was his handmade craft. He was only 18 months then, but he was so happy with his little craft.
Every year now I try to take the time to create a little special suprise for the kids including a handmade craft of their own.
This year we are making these super cool Dia de los Niños parachutes. After watching a couple of episodes of Peep and the Big Wide World en español here, I knew this was the perfect way to celebrate my kids!
The parachute symbolizes a way of letting go and growing while having the support to float to success! Día de los Niños should be a reminder that we must not only love and celebrate our children, but be their biggest cheerleaders and supporters as they grow.
To make a Parachute of your own follow the tutorial below!
1-A plastic bag
2-a piece of cardboard to mount your picture
3-a picture (same picture mirrored- to do front and back)
tip: take a picture with your kid´s hands out, this is where the parachute will be attached
5-string or twine
6-adhesive (glue or photo splits work well)
7-Hole puncher (not pictured)
Let’s get started!
1-Glue your picture to the cardboard
2-Do the same for the back (make sure you align it to the other side as close as you can)
3- cut out your picture!
4- Cut out one side of a plastic bag. Trim to look like a square. You should be able to get 2 parachutes out of this (two rectangular shapes- you only need one)
5- Cut four pieces of string or twine, preferably 10 inches long
6- Tie one piece of string to one corner of your rectangular. Double tie, if possible, to secure
7- Do the same for the three other corners
8- Hole punch your picture closest to the hands and tie the left side strings to the let side hole.
9-Do the same for the Right side.
PEEP and the Big Wide World airs in Spanish on Vme, Monday thorough Saturday from 9:15-9:30am.
For more fun Día de los Niños articles, giveaways and activities, check out these posts:
Celebrating Bilingual Readers Contest–over $500 in prizes, including books and a Kindle Fire!
Celebrating Día de los Niños with PEEP–we´re hosting a bilingual Twitter fiesta with lots of cool prizes! Follow #PEEPDia hashtag on Twitter this Tuesday, April 24 from 1pm-2:30pm EST.
PEEP Science Videos and Activities in Spanish–useful tips from a bilingual teacher and Spanish Playground blogger on how to use the Spanish-language videos and activities on the PEEP website with your kids.
Fun and Easy Activities to Introduce Basic Science Vocabulary in Spanish–a collection of fun games in Spanish from Spanish Playground.
Disclosure: We’ve partnered with WGBH Boston and are receiving compensation for a series of posts and a Día de los Niños twitter party.