Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9: Windmill Day

image from uwyoming.org

In celebration of Windmill Day, why not make your own windmill, er, pinwheel?


Pinwheels

Materials:

  • paper
  • straight pins
  • scissors
  • pencils with erasers (one per child)

Directions:

  1. Cut paper into 4” x 4” squares.
  2. Fold a square diagonally twice, creating an X on the paper.
  3. Mark the center of the square with a pencil.
  4. Cut along the folds of the paper to within 1/2” of the center.
  5. Fold every other point to the center of the paper.
  6. Use a straight pin to poke through the four folded corners, the center of the paper, and finally into the pencil eraser.
  7. The pinwheel should now spin when you blow on it.
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s 100 Construction Activities for Kids (activity A2). In honor of Lost Sock Memorial Day – also today – you can also check out activities J4 and K5 from the same book.


Check out the full May calendar. It includes floating holidays, specialty weeks, and specialty months.

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