Children will learn to use glue with control.
Children come to kindergarten with a variety of prior experience with using glue. Explicitly teaching how to use glue is important so all the children know the routines and procures involved.
Once school supplies are gathered, pop the orange tops off of all the glue bottles and, with a q-tip, apply Vaseline to the insides of the orange tips. Then replace all the kids. Now you are set for the year... No clogs!
Start with a song! "School Glue" by Joe Scruggs
Meet your glue bottle!
Show a glue bottle and show/discuss parts of the bottle and what each one does.
Squeeze with control
You are the boss of your glue!
A dot is a lot!
A puddle is a muddle!
Move to learning tables.
Pass out glue bottles and have children point to the parts: tip, lock, lid, bottle, glue line
Supervise children as they begin making dots on construction paper
*Each day re-teach the glue rules before moving to a variety of glue exploration activities!