While I was picking my son up from school on Monday, I overheard a group of kids in the foyer singing the newest National Day song - One Singapore. Now I had watched the video and I didn't think it deserved the negative reactions that it had received but there is really something about listening to a group of children singing it with gusto.
I probably shouldn't have been surprised because my sons have been singing national day songs in the car and at home over the last week or so. Clearly a sign that they have been introducing the songs to them at school.
So it make me think that I ought to do something slightly special with the kids. So here's a craft that I made with the kids yesterday in anticipation of National Day but I think it is fun for everyone too.
I grabbed some ribbon from the ribbon box and pom poms and we quickly turned them into ribbon wands that would be perfect for waving as the kids sing along to the songs.
Here's what you need :
- hot glue gun
- pom poms (optional)
How to make Ribbon Wands
1. Begin by snipping the ribbons to the desired length. I used a variety of lengths and let the kids decide how long they wanted them.
2. Then using a hot glue gun, I applied glue to the chopstick and pressed the ribbon down with another chopstick (be careful, the glue will be hot).
3. Finally. you can also glue a pom pom on at the end of the ribbon.
I let the kids choose the ribbons and pom poms that they wanted to use and they happily made two each. I assisted them with the gluing bit but it was a very quick DIY and they happily played with them for a while after.
So we may not be at the National Day Parade but we will definitely have a lot of fun watching the parade on the telly. You can bet my kids will be waving their ribbon wands as they belt their hearts out.
Happy National Day, everyone!
* If you liked this idea, here are more DIY Craft Tutorials that you might enjoy.