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Tuesday's blog featured Mother's Day craftivities that could also be used for the end of the year, as well as back to school. Here are two more that offer that same versatility:
The "souper" soup can craftivity, can be a "flip up" card, or a windsock, where the writing prompt is completed on the paper "ribbons".
Besides those "crafty" options, you have a choice of 7 writing prompts:
* "I had a 'souper' year!" is a fun way to reflect about what students have accomplished.
* "You're going to have a 'souper' year in _________" is written by this year's students for next year's kiddos.
* "___________ is a 'souper' student." Is a terrific "bucket filler" which will help build self-esteem.
* "I'm looking forward to a 'souper' summer." Is a fun end of the year option. You could also change it to "I had a 'souper' summer." and use at the beginning of the school year.
* There are also patterns for Mom, Dad & grandparents to help celebrate their special days, as well as a blank soup can for anything else.
The "Bee-utiful Bee-cause..." bee-themed craftivity can also be used for Mother's Day, BTS (Back To School) or the end of the year.
There are 2 craftivities in the packet. Children can make a bee and choose the prompt “My mom is bee-utiful because . . .” or make fingerprint bees around a hive. Another writing prompt is: “My mom is terrific ‘bee-cause” . . .
So that students can write something different, I’ve included blank bee and hive patterns. There’s also a generic “You are ‘bee-utiful’ because …” or “You are terrific ‘bee-cause’” options.
At the end of the year, students can make a bee or hive that says: “I had a ________________ year in ________________ ‘bee-cause’..." or “I’m looking forward to a super summer ‘bee-cause’..."
Another interesting option is to have this year’s students make a bee or hive for next year’s students. “You’re going to have a _______________ year in _______________ ‘bee-cause’”.
What a fun thing to have tucked in your students’ desks or displayed on their lockers at the beginning of the year.
As with the other bee craftivities, children can write their note of “why” on the bee’s stripes, or if you want students to write more, they can complete the little apple booklet and glue it to the front.
I wanted the Mother’s Day beehive card to be a keepsake, so my students dipped their thumb in yellow paint to make the bees, and used their pinkies and white paint for the wings.
When their cards dried, they drew on details with a black marker, and glued their school photo in the “door”.
If you like the hive card, but don’t want to mess with paint, I’ve also included bee “stickers”. Students get a strip of 4, trim and glue to their card.
Teacher's and parents could also make a little gift for their students/children. I made small "Love you to pieces" cards that you can print off and attach to a Snack Baggie, or package of Reeses Pieces candy.
There's also a completed puzzle writing prompt pattern, so you can easily make a sample to share, to explain what you want your kiddos to do.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's cold, rainy and windy out; the perfect weather for shortening my ever-growing "to do" list. Wishing you a snuggly relaxing day.
"A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy." -Robert Lumsden