1-2-3 Come Make Some "Paper Love" With Me
I really enjoy designing things that will get even my most reluctant writers excited about writing.
With that in mind, I made this very versatile, quick, easy & super-fun writing prompt craftivity. The "envelope" unfolds to reveal a "secret message" or "love note" that can be used for:
* Valentine’s Day (Great for a party day activity.)
* Mother’s Day
* Father’s Day
* Grandparents Day
* Volunteer or Veteran’s Day “Thank You! We Appreciate You!” notes
* “Get Well” or sympathy notes for an ill or grieving classmate
* “Just a Note” to a friend OR… Whatever else you may think of.
If your kiddos are like mine, they will absolutely LOVE making these, so be prepared and run off extra copies for early finishers, and students who ask to “Please…” make another one.
Woo Hoo! They are that addicting & fun; plus “print & go” easy-peasy for you.
I think one of the reasons they are so popular, is that the envelope unfolds to be a heart-shaped message.
I added the 4, “Confidential”, “Top Secret!” & “For Your Eyes Only” labels, to add to the fun.
Nothing like writing a “secret” message to get students excited about writing.
Works for many age groups — from preschool (who can draw a picture and dictate a sentence, or simply write “I love you”) all the way to upper elementary, who can use the blank template.
Great for Daily 5 or your writing block, and simple as a generic lesson for your “Sub Tub” too.
There are 8 graphic options on the front of the “envelope”. These templates come in a horizontal AND vertical pattern.
For PK kiddos, demonstrate how to fold the “envelope” with “monkey see - monkey do”, step-by-step directions. Even my 3-year-old grandson had fun making several.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping in.
Much to do today, as one of our 8 grandchildren is celebrating their 1st birthday this weekend. Wishing you an "ed-venture" - filled day.
"Let all that you do be done in love." -1 Corinthians 16:14
1-2-3 Come Do Some Veteran's Day Activities With Me!
I think it's extremely important to do some sort of patriotic activity with students on Veteran's Day. I realize that there is so much to cram into a day, and that time simply flies, but if you incorporate an activity with your writing or reading blocks it's do-able. These activities also work well for Daily 5 or an independent center.
There are 15 "craftivities" in the Veteran's Day packet. Click on the link ot view/download it. They are simple, quick and use items you already have.
The packet includes, poems, roll and color games, worksheets, a bookmark, + 4 crafts. I especially like the "Poppin' Poppy." It's made from mini-cupcake wrappers.
I've also included a few writing prompts with 4 graphic organizers to help with the pre-writing.
The Camouflage Alphabet Cards packet includes upper and lowercase letters, a 3-page tip list of what to do with the cards, Kaboom cards that make ABC games even more engaging, + 2 trace and write worksheets. Click on the link above to view/download it.
I also made a set of patriotic number cards from 1-120. They too have a tip list, Kaboom cards + 3 trace and write worksheets. Click on the link to view/download the Patriotic Number Cards packet.
Practice more number skills, including counting backwards from 10 to 1, as well as skip counting by 10's to 100, with the Patriotic Puzzles packet. Click on the link to view/download it.
Finally, review 2D shapes. You can set this up as an independent center, where students place laminated pieces on their matching soldier cards, or have children choose a partner and take turns spinning the shape spinner.
Whatever shape they land on, is the one they place on the card. Click on the link to view/download the Veteran's Day Shape Games.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Veteran's Day, forever keeping in mind those who served.
"We owe our Veterans a debt we can never repay." -Doc Hastings