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Preschool Fun: Unicorns!

Preschool Fun: Unicorns!

Since it’s a fantastical summer at Orange County Library System, let’s talk about unicorns this week!

  • Let’s start with some questions:
  • What does a unicorn look like?
  • What does a unicorn sound like?
  • Are unicorns big or little? 
  • Are they kind?
  • Are they colorful?

 

READ

Read any book you may have that mentions unicorns. If you don’t have one, try a digital title! Or, you can order a book from the library. We’ll also make a unicorn book at the end.

 

 

SING

Do you know the song If You’re Happy and You Know It? Let’s sing about unicorns in the same tune! It allows you to get up and dance at the same time!

If you’re a unicorn and you know it, shake your horn (shake your head)
If you’re a unicorn and you know it, shake your horn (shake your head)
If you’re a unicorn and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re a unicorn and you know it, shake your horn (shake your head)

Continue with different verses! Stamp your hooves. Toss your mane. Swish your tail. Prance around.

 

WATCH

Did you know some of your favorite picture books have short films that go with them? You can find lots of them on Hoopla! Here’s one for Unicorn Day!

 

MAKE

Make unicorn cloud dough! This is a fun science experiment with only two ingredients that creates a soft, reusable playdough. You will need any cheap lotion and cornstarch (along with food coloring if you’d like to add color). Have your child mix ¼ cup lotion with food coloring. Then add in ½ cup cornstarch. Mix until it’s a dough consistency (add more cornstarch if needed so it’s not slimy). And that’s it! Play with your unicorn cloud dough!

 

 

CREATE

Let’s make a unicorn head! Get a paper plate and cut out the middle. (Or, use a normal piece of white paper and cut out a circle.) Use the edge of the paper plate (or edge of the white piece of paper) and cut out two triangles for ears, and a long triangle for the horn. Glue them on. Cut out a circle from a piece of construction paper (or white paper you’ve colored) for the snout. Color on a nose and eyes! Cut up a piece of construction paper (or white paper you’ve colored) into small strips and glue on hair. You’ve got a unicorn! 

Last, make your own unicorn book!

  • Staple papers together and have each page represent different things unicorns do.
  • Write (or have your child write) “The unicorn ___” on each page. (e.g. The unicorn flies. The unicorn runs.)
  • Illustrate! Draw or cut out pictures for each page.
     

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