Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Months of the Year Spinner

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I have been wanting to find a way to introduce J to the months of the year, so I have been brainstorming ideas lately.  I also have a stack of paper plates that I wanted to use.  That's how I came up with this month spinner.

  • 2 paper plates
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • 1 brad paper fastener
To make the spinner, I cut the trim off of one paper plate.  I then wrote the names of the 12 months on the circle using permanent markers.  Next, I cut an opening on the other plate that was big enough for the month names on the smaller plate to show, but only one at a time.  Then I attached the plates with a brad fastener.

You could also have your child decorate the top paper plate.

The finished month spinner

I held the month spinner up in front of the light box so that you could get an idea of how the spinner was made.

Close up of the spinner
I have lots of activities planned for this spinner, but for now, J was happy to spin through the months with me, reciting the names of the months.