Welcome to Wednesday! On Zoom today we have Veronica's Hangout, Drawing Games with Charlotte, and Get Active with Carra. Hop over to the calendar to sign up! On the Blog we have a variety of card activities. Uno Workout, Monoprint Stationay Cards, and TRASH MRASP Style, plus an yummy snack! Let's get started . . .
Worked Out By Meg
Grade Level: K-5
Individual or multiple people: Either
Location: Indoors or Outdoors where there’s space to move around
Deck of Uno cards
Workout mat if you want one
Using the key below, go through the deck of cards and perform each action based on the color of the card and the number on the card. For example, if you were to pull a yellow card that had a 6 on it, that would mean you would do 6 jumping jacks. If you pull a card that says +4, you can choose to do 10 of whichever workout you want. Have fun!
Red=30 Second Planks
Action cards (+4, +2, Wild cards)=10 of your choice
Further instructions or accommodations: If you don't have UNO cards you can use a standard deck and the key below.
Diamonds=30 Second Planks
Aces=10 of your choice
Monoprint Stationary Cards
Now is the time to send cards to friends and family and show your love! Add a personalized touch to any blank card by creating a print on the front with your artistic flair.
-acrylic, tempera, or printmaking ink
-watercolor or thick drawing paper
-large paint brush
-sheets of tinfoil
-colored pencils or sharpie
1. Preparing the paper! Before we get started creating the image, we must get the paper ready to be printed on. Most stationary cards run on the smaller side, so divide your paper in half (the wide way) and then fold each half in half again so you end up with a card.
2. Lay a sheet of foil out on a flat surface (table or countertop) and tape the edges down. Then, lay your folded piece of paper down on the foil and mark down with a sharpie the outline of your paper. Remove paper and set aside.
3. Now we are ready to print! Take your big brush and apply the paint to the tinfoil, covering all of the areas within your sharpie lines. Make sure the paint is thick enough so you don’t see any foil, but not so thick that it is goopy and out of control.
4. Next, take your Q-tip and draw an image in the paint. I’d suggest something simple to start: a bunch of apples, flowers, fish swimming, a face. Make sure that when you are removing the paint with your Q-tip that you can see the foil underneath. Feel free to use new Q-tips often so you get clean edges.
5. Once your image is complete, take the paper you had set aside and carefully lay it face down on the tinfoil within the sharpie boundaries you made in Step 2. When ready, press down on the paper and rub your hand over the surface applying pressure in all areas. Slowly peel back the paper.
Your print is ready! It will take 30-60 min to dry depending on what type of paint you used. You can go back in with colored pencil or sharpie to add details and more color!
TRASH (MRASP STYLE)
Grade Level: K-2
Individual or multiple people: Either, There are rules for both
Materials: 1 standard 52-card deck of cards
Location: Any flat surface to play a basic card game.