Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

August 31, 2009

We Belong to One Family

© 2009 This project is dedicated to Gurudev.
For use in Balavihar classrooms (or personal use) only.
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This project was created to accompany a lesson in our Alphabet Safari curriculum. With the template below, the children can make a wall hanging, mobile or a chain of paper dolls.

• Card Stock to print template on. (Cream is a good color.)
• 3 Colors of card stock for children skin tone. We used Cream, Light brown and dark brown.
• 3 Colors of card stock for the children's hair. (You only need very small pieces of scrap paper.)
• 1 Piece of blue card stock (for earth)
• 1 Piece of green card stock for continents
• Variety of decorative paper scraps (for children's clothes)
• Scissors
• Glue Stick
• Hole Punch
• Piece of ribbon or string
• Markers or crayons (optional)

Directions for Children
1. Print Template 1 on a sheet of cream colored card stock. Cut out all the pieces for your template.
2. Trace your template pieces on the skin toned paper. These will be the children. Cut out.
3. Trace the clothes templates on decorative paper. Cut out.
4. Trace the hair onto paper color of your choice. Cut out.
5. Glue the clothes onto the children.
6. Glue the hair onto the children.

To Make the Earth

You may 1) color the earth with crayons or 2) cut out the continents and the earth out of colored card stock. If you choose to color, please print out template #1. Otherwise, print template #2 if you choose to cut colored card stock. These pieces will be your templates to trace with.

Once you have made your children and your earth, then you are ready to complete this project. Take the child you want in the center and glue the back of his/her head. Place this child onto the world. Do the same with the other two children. Punch a hole at the top of the planet and put a ribbon in.

Template #1

Template #2