Saturday, June 18, 2016

Uncle Sam We Am Yankee Doodle Do or Die Activities and FREEBIES!



Welcome to our Uncle Sam Yankee Doodle Do or Die AKGVH page packed FULL of Patriotic activities, crafts, games recipes & links! If you missed our other Uncle Sam posts, DIG the quick links:










Mr. Magoo is one of my FAV cartoons from my childhood. Every morning before school the local TV station would play one of his "The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo" classic literature cartoons. I have both the VHS & DVD versions and in my collection is another Magoo special, Uncle Sam Magoo, In Magoo We Trust.




I show this movie to my wee ones every July as Magoo takes them on a trip back in time. The story begins when the original 13 colonies found themselves severely oppressed which in turn spurred a deep desire to break the yoke of bondage.  As Magoo takes your babes through the days of the American Revolution and beyond to the 1970's, they will get a firm grasp of our country's unique history along with a desire to defend the liberties that were so dearly paid for. You will most DEF want to get this for your babes as well and make Uncle Sam Magoo a new family tradition in your home every July. You can get one from Amazon:




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or choose from a bigger selection along with other Uncle Sam Magoo merchandise on eBay: 


Uncle Sam Magoo Merchandise



We have made a few Uncle Sam crafts in years gone by that my babes love to play with when watching Uncle Sam Magoo. Both of these crafts are familiar about the web but we tweeked them a bit to individualize them. Our fav by far are these adorable Uncle Sam masks. Do you think they resemble Uncle Sam Magoo? 





Using heavy duty paper plates, I cut the hat and face out. I gave my babes red, blue and flesh (Mix white and brown to achieve skin color. You can adjust the color as dark or light as you want. If you want a lighter color, add drops of brown to white until you reach your desired color. For darker colors, add drops of white to brown, or just leave the brown as is.)

They painted the face their chosen skin color, then painted blue on the base of the hat and red stripes down the hat. We let them dry. While the items were drying, I gave my babes 3 white construction paper stars each and they painted them with glue.  To make glue paint, pour some glue into a medium plastic bowl. Add some water and stir, I use a whisk to quicken the process. Your glue must not be too thick as you need to paint your glue onto your tube, if it is too thin, it will not adhere well. We keep the excess inside an old cookie dough bucket with a handle for easy transpo:

 

 

Using a paint brush, have your babes dip the brush into the glue water and paint each star. Then have them sprinkle iridescent glitter on the glue and let dry. 

Next, we glued the stars onto the blue brim of the hat and clipped them with clothes pins for @ 5 minutes to secure them tightly, then let them dry. 






Then glue the mustache to the face and clip for @ 5 minutes to secure, then let dry.





Next glue the hat to the plate and secure with clips and let dry. 





Last but not the least, add some cotton balls around the bottom of the face for a beard, at the top near the hat for hair and let dry. Punch some holes on the sides of the plate and tie a length of elastic through the holes to hold the mask onto their faces and wella!  


To get our AKGVH Uncle Sam Mask FREE printable, click on the link below: 



If you want to make this with your babes but need some supplies, get them delivered right to your door from Amazon:

 



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Here is an Uncle Sam mask tutorial for older children to make with a free pattern template:








We also made an Uncle Sam Pop-up:








I had my babes color the famous black line drawing of Uncle Sam Army Poster. Then I staples their Uncle Sam onto a piece of construction paper, and cut out Sam and the words separately using my conservation paper cutting tips you can find here (scroll down close to the end of the post):

Timely Tips from Yesterday and Today




Next I had my babes glue their colored Sam & the words onto the matching construction paper piece inserting a dowel between the two pieces adding extra glue along the dowel, then let dry. 



Now using our Uncle Sam Pop Up pattern, cut some strips of white construction paper and have your babes glue the strips around the cup.
Then cut 2 brims out of blue construction paper using the brim pattern and my conservation paper cutting tips. Glue the two brims together to make the brim sturdy and let dry. When dry, deco with white construction paper stars or Patriotic themed stickers. We got ours in the mail with some address  labels. I stashed them in my July folder and well, they sure came in handy!









Using a pointed letter opener, 








punch a hole in the top of a 12 oz. red party drink cup.









Now push the dowel through the cup and make Uncle Sam POP UP!










And here is our AKGVH Uncle Sam Pop Up Patterns to make with your babes:

AKGVH Uncle Sam Pop Up 



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I made my wee ones Magoo's Uncle Sam Patriotic Pops to enjoy while watching Uncle Sam Magoo. These 2 ingredient 3 color pops are quite easy to make. I poured a few cans of Sprite soda into 3 separate glass measuring cups, then added a drop of red food coloring to one & blue to another  leaving one untouched. I poured equal amounts of red into 1/3 of the bottom of each Popsicle mold then put it into the freezer for @ 2-3 hours. Next I poured the clear soda into the next 1/3 of each mold and placed the molds once again into the freezer of @ 2-3 hours.
Lastly, I poured the blue colored soda into the molds up to the top and let the popsicle completely freeze. And well, don't you know they turned out practically perfect!









If you want to make these Patriotic Pops for your babes, Amazon has ALL you need delivered right to your door!




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Then for dessert, I made these Patriotic cupcakes, a reward for eating ALL their dinner and a delight to ALL!!!








These cupcakes are a quick and easy rewarding holiday treat to make for your family and Amazon will ship the ingredients straight to your door!





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We hope you enjoyed our Uncle Sam We Am activities post! Be sure to visit us again for MORE activity fun from the days of yesteryear!


 

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2 comments:

  1. Many thanks for visiting us, Stephanie!!! With so many other variations throughout the web, STOKED you dig our Uncle Sam We Am masks & pop-ups!!! Hope you have a memorable July 4th this year!!!

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