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Alphabet > *Letter J > J is for Jack-o'-Lantern
*Letter P > P is for Pumpkin

Crafts > Jack-o'-lantern Mini Windsock

Colors > Orange

Holidays & Events >
Oct. 31st > Halloween

Plants > Nutrition > Vegetables > Pumpkins

Seasons > Autumn




Theme > Pumpkins and Jack-o'-Lanterns
Review the theme for lesson plans and printable activities to incorporate with this craft.

Activity > Alphabet >
Lesson plan and printable activities for: Letter J is for Jack-o'-lantern or P is for Pumpkin

Activity > Craft > Jack-o'-lantern Mini-Windsock

The craft for this activity is a printable jack-o'-lantern mini-windsock. The main skills to practice with the craft are:

* Following a set of instructions or steps
* Scissor cutting skills.
* Recognizing different lines:  solid, dashed and dotted lines.
* Colors > identifying orange

Printing options: 
1. Print color template to standard white paper.
2. Print black and white template directly to orange paper.

Instructions
Discuss what is a dashed, dotted and solid line and identify these in the template.

Tell the children they are going follow steps to make a fun jack-o'-lantern windsock.

Step #1Cutting the handle for the windsock
Color template > cut a separate strip of black paper or ribbon the length of the paper (11 1/2") and about 3/4" - 1" inch wide for a handle.  Set aside to attach later.  Adult should help with this step.

Black & white template printing to orange paper:
Cut a strip of paper along the long side of the template.  This paper strip will be used to make a handle.  Set aside to attach later.  Adult should help with this step.

Children can follow these steps with minimum assistance:
Step #2:  Cut close to the dashed line, all around the template.

Step #3:  Cut over the dotted lines.  Stop where the dotted line ends.  After this step, children can add glitter glue to the template, wait to dry and continue to step #4.

Step #4:  Apply glue to area marked with a upper case letter J and affix to the underside of lower case letter J.   The word jack-o'-lantern, starts with letter Jj.  Assist with this step.  

Step #5:  Help children attach the handle to the undersides of the windsock.

Good JOB, the jack-o'-lantern windsock is ready!

Jack-o'-Lantern Mini Windsock Craft

Templates:
Orange
Black and white
Print b/w directly to orange paper
Features are on both sides of the windsock

scissors, glue stick or tape.

Alphabet Printable Activities:
J is for Jack-o'-Lantern


or
P is for Pumpkin



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