This activity will also help your child develop important skills like:
- fine motor skills (cutting, coloring, gluing, spinning the wheel)
- building vocabulary
- following directions, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
- Paper plate
- Construction paper (4 colors)
- Cut a one-inch-wide strip of each color of the construction paper.
- Glue the strips to the paper plate to form the spokes of the ferris wheel. (See the picture above)
- Cut eight (8) 2-inch squares (cars on the ferris wheel) and have your child draw people in each square.
- Glue the one square to the end of each spoke on the ferris wheel.
- Poke a hole through the center of the plate and insert the straw. The wheel will now spin around.
Extend the learning:
Have your child put a different number of people in each car. Which one has the most people? Which one has the least?
Write a story about going to a carnival. Make it into a book and have your child illustrate the story.
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Books about Ferris wheels:
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
At the Carnival by Hunter Reed
A Fabulous Fair Alphabet by Debra Frasier
Sky High: George Ferris’s Big Wheel by Monica Kulling