My five year old jumped up and started jumping around like the little cheerleaders she saw on tv. She loved it!
Every time my kids see something like that that they like, they immediately start planning their Halloween costume. I think they've each decided on at least 25 different costumes, so far!
Well, my five year old decided that a cheerleader would be a great thing to dress up as. She got all excited and told me that she can even make her own pom poms! I asked her how she would make them and she says, "Just get a paper towel tube and cut it and get some ribbons and cut them and put them in the paper towel tubes and you have pom poms!!!!" Yeah... she said it all in one breath, just like that. Impressive. I was even more impressed with her idea! We had to make it happen!
I'll show you how you can make your own.
What You Need:
- Paper Towel Tube
- Paints & Paint Brushes
- Glue Gun & Glue
What You Do:
Make the handles:
Cut the streamers:
Glue it together:
Since making them, the girls have been playing with the pom poms a LOT. It is so cute to see them jump around and come up with their on little cheers!
Rhyming: Teach/reinforce rhyming by working with your kids to come up with cheers.
Fitness: Kids can do different jumps and hops and even tumbles. Leg kicks are fun too!