Activity: Decorated Lunch Bags

Ages:              3-5,  6-8       What you'll need: Lunch-size brown paper bags
Location:       Indoors                                             Crayons or markers
Skills:            Small motor, imagination              Construction Paper
                                                                                   Safety Scissors
                                                                                   Non-Toxic Glue

Background:
This is an activity that can be used almost at anytime.  Something that makes this extra special is that children can really use the bags for their own preschool/school lunches.

What to do:
This activity is an easy one that every child will love.  All that is needed are crayons and brown paper bags.  Your child can decorate his/her own bags for lunch or snacks.  Make it a weekend activity to create bags for the next week. 

Suggestions:
Have your child draw pictures of the family, flowers, shapes, dots, lines, or anything else that he/she would like.  Also, provide scissors, construction paper, and non-toxic glue for your child to cut and paste shapes and designs on the bags.

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