LIFE SKILL: Sportsmanship
Step 1: Choose the awardees.
—Have children write answers to the following questions:
• Who should get a badge? It could be friends, family, neighbors, or even a pet.
• What skills did those people excel in over the summer? For instance: bravest hiker, coolest virtual background, most creative chef, best belch.
Step 2: Cut out the badges.
—Draw and cut out 5-inch-diameter circles on different colors of construction paper.
—Draw and cut out 3-inch-diameter circles on different colors of construction paper.
—Save all the paper scraps.
—Draw and cut 9-by-1.5-inch strips of paper on different colors of construction paper, two for each badge. Cut a V shape on one end of each strip to make the points of the ribbon.
Step 3: Create the awards.
—Cut or tear the paper scraps to make the badge design. For example:
• A brown square glued on white paper looks like a s’more.
• Triangles look like mountains.
• A diamond with a string attached looks like a kite with a tail.
• A rectangle glued on blue paper looks like a boat on the water. Add a triangle sail.
• A green triangle torn or cut to make fringes looks like pine trees; a rectangle could be grass.
• Oval shapes look like flower petals.
• Yellow and orange teardrop shapes with brown rectangles could be a campfire.
—Glue the design on one of the 3-inch circles. (Be sure to leave room to write the name of the badge.)
—Write the name of the award, and add details with markers or crayons.
—Glue the 3-inch circle onto a 5-inch circle.
—Glue two ribbons onto the back of the 5-inch circle.
—Repeat the steps to make more awards