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Here's a fun summer craft for kids that also provides fine motor and counting practice~ A Paper Plate Octopus!
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Paper plate circle weaving. Have done these with my 3rd-5th graders. I had them pick color themes that meant something to them and had them write about it. (i.e. I chose the colors blue, turquoise and tan because I love going to the beach with my family.) Arts connection to language arts.