1-2-3 Come Do Some Chick and Bunny Craftivities With Me
I love springtime. There's something magical and invigorating about it; and there are so many themes you can incorporate into your lessons.
The chick and bunny seem to be popular symbols, so with that in mind I used them to design some quick, easy and super-fun craftivities, which practice a variety of standards.
I'll be featuring 4 of my favorites, along with today's FREEBIE. First up is a chick-themed -ick word family packet.
The packet includes:
* An -ick chick word slider craftivity, featuring 20 words, with 2 size options.
* An -ick family poster with 22 words, plus 10 “flip the flap” -ick word booklets, as well as an “ABC Me” worksheet. I've also included ...
* A cover to make an -ick word family dictionary, along with an Itty Bitty -ick word family booklet, plus a "Fill in the blanks” missing -ick word, sentence worksheet along with ...
* A set of -ick word family picture cards, with matching -ick word cards, so you can play “Memory Match” and “I Have; Who Has?” games, individually, with a partner or as a whole group activity.
* To mix math with literacy, there's an “Isn’t it slick that I can skip count with my chick?” slider craft, with 2 size options.
These number sliders skip count by 2s, 3s, 5s, or 10s.
You can also practice the -op word family with my bunny packet.
The format is similar. The -op word family poster has an alphabetical list of 49 words, with some new words even to me, llke kop and trop, so I've also included a cover to make an —op word family dictionary.
I chose 18, or those -op words and made "just the right size", mini-cards. Students can put them in alphabetical order, as an independent center, or partner up to see who can do it the fastest.
Another idea, is to have children choose 2-3 cards and use the words in a sentence.
It's a wonderful, hands-on way to review 2D and 3D shapes.
Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board.
I've included several posters for the center of your display.
For the emergent reader, students read, trace and write the shape word, fill in the shapes to look like chicks/bunnies; trace the shape and then draw that shape.
Both animals are super-cute, but my personal favorite is the bunny.
There are 3 pattern options for the rabbit: A whimsical looking one, a "fluffy" faced one, as well as blank templates so children can draw their own.
I've also included a paw pattern to make the shapes look even more like a bunny.
For a bit of 3D pizzazz, students choose one and glue the bug to the top of one of the bunny's ears.
To get the 3D "pop" bend the ladybug's antennae forward.
For the butterfly, give children 2 different colors.
Since many teachers are also teaching 3D shapes, there's also patterns for the cone, cube, cylinder and sphere.
Finally, while diddling around with pattern blocks, I discovered that you can use other pieces, to make a hexagon.
Since this is a really new shape for my Y5s, it tends to be a "toughie" for them to remember.
I think part of the difficulty, is because there are not many "real life" examples for them to see. With that in mind, I designed the "Don't be vexed by the "hex", hexagon challenge.
I putzed 'til I created a dozen arrangements, and have included a full-color, as well as a black & white template (filled in with lines, plus blank) for them to place pattern pieces on.
Later, after they've created some patterns, turn it into a "Speed" game; set a timer and see who can make the most hexagons before it rings.
Today's FREEBIE also has a bunny theme, which practices skip counting.
Your students will enjoy hopping to the next number, as they skip count with the bunny, by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. I've also included "What's Missing?" worksheets for each skip counted set. These are great for "early finishers" or homework to send over spring break.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting. Time to switch gears and put my nana hat on, as I'm taking care of my grandchildren today.
Kaiden (3) and Kaitlyn (1) put the grand in grandma.
Wishing you a love-filled day filled with lots of hugs and giggles.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Shapely Bunny Activities With Me
Since the other Shapely Animal packets have been such popular downloads, I decided to add another one for spring. If you missed the Shapely Slick Chick packet that I published earlier this month, click on the link to grab it. Here are the links for the other shapely animal packets as well: Penguins and Owls
The Honey Bunny packet follows a similar format. I've included large shapes that students can add details and ears to, to make their shapely bunny, as well as a set with bunny features drawn in. Make a set, laminate and then use as a sweet spring bulletin board or to use as giant flashcards.
Have children pick out their favorite shape and make one of their own. However, If you want to turn their work into a bulletin board as well, toss the shape cards into a container and have them choose one.
Whatever shape they pick is the Shapely Bunny that they'll create, otherwise, you might end up with everyone doing the same shape.
I've included a big bunny poster that you can personalize with your name and the caption: "Mr(s) ____________'s class is really shaping up... or "Somebunny" knows their shapes. Hang this in the center of your bulletin board.
Use the other poster to make a "What's the secret shape?" game. Draw a question mark on an index card and tape it to the laminated poster so that it's a "hinged" "flap" door.
Using a dry erase marker, draw a shape underneath or tape up one of the shape cards. Call on children to guess what shape is hiding?
There's also an emergent reader booklet that covers quite a few standards. Students read the simple sentences, underline the capital letters and add end punctuation.
Children trace and write the shape words, as well as trace and draw the shapes and then draw details on the first shape to make it look like a bunny.
The last page asks them which Honey Bunny was their favorite. A graph is provided to record this data.
I've included bunny shape cards in color, along with their matching shape word cards. These are perfect for Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Add the bunny Kaboom cards to your game to make things even more fun.
There's also a set in black and white, which includes a cover, so that students can make an Itty Bitty Shape Booklet.
Students can also play a funny bunny spinner game. Children pick a partner and take turns spinning.
Whatever shape they land on, they color the matching shape on their funny bunny. The child who completes their worksheet first is the winner.
Finally, I've also included a worksheet with spatial directions, one for listing a shape's attributes, plus a "match the shape to the shape word" worksheet.
When everyone has completed whatever projects you want them to do, pass out the certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Bunnies Packet.
That's it for today. Thanks for visiting! My poodle pup Chloe, is demanding some attention, so I guess it's time to quit for awhile and take her for a trot around the block. Wishing you an amazing day.
"In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move!" -Henry Rollins
Practice 2D, as well as 3D shapes, with these two "Shaping Up With Seuss" & "Flipping Over Shapes" emergent reader flip booklets.
Review all sorts of standards with this quick, easy and fun Seuss-themed Cat in the Hat game. Print, laminate and trim the "food" cards. These are mini cards that include upper and lowercase letters, numbers from 0-120, 11 number word cards, twelve 2D shape cards, twelve 3D shape cards, 35 contraction cards, 20 at family cards, and 11 color word cards.
1-2-3 Come Study -ick and -eat Word Families and Shapes With Me
Here's a word family trick for helping teach Common Core, that's a real treat, as you'll be covering the Phonological Awareness Common Core State Standards: RF.K2a, RF.K2c and RF.K2e in a quick, easy and fun way.
Here's How: Run off my template with the adorable Laura Strickland trick or treaters on it. You can use the treat bag just as it is, or you can cut off the top of a brown paper lunch bag, so that it fits on the back of this treat bag, and glue it on.
It's a bit more difficult to manipulate the strips, but worth the extra effort as it's truly a functional bag for doing other things with, which I'll explain later.
Pre cut the top & bottom dashed lines of the squares. (I use an Exacto knife.) Insert letter strips, so students can make new words.
I’ve also included traceable word flashcards, so students can practice the words in yet another way. There's a cover if you want them to alphabetize the words and then make an Itty Bitty booklet.
When they have finished cutting & tracing their word cards, they can drop them in the bag when they are done. Students write their name on the side of the bag. You can punch holes and put in real yarn for handles if you want a more 3-D effect.
After everyone has completed their bag, call on students to pull their strips to make the various sentences. Children read them in unison. There'll probably be a few giggles as they say “Wick or wheat”, “Sick or seat” "Chick or cheat" and “Kick or heat.” etc.
Make sure the last one they read is “Trick or Treat!” Drop a piece of candy corn, or a sticker, or special treat in their bag as a reward for their great effort!
You can also play “I Have; Who Has?” with the word cards. Make a copy of the word cards and do not cut them out. Post these pages on the board. Make another copy and laminate them. Cut these out. Put them in your Trick or Treat bag and have students choose cards ‘til they are all gone.
You read an –ick card and ask for an -eat card on the list. The –eat child reads their card. Both children say their “–ick or –eat!” sentence together. Those cards go in the bag. Play continues ‘til all of the cards are gone.
The packet also includes a poster that says: How many words can you make using the letters in Trick or treat?" plus a recording sheet and alphabetical list of 158 words that I thought of.
Click on the link to view/download the –ick or –eat Word Family Treat Bag.
Finally, after doing this trick or treat-themed activity, you may want to review 2D and 3D shapes using my candy shape posters.
There are 17 Candy Shape posters in all, with a white or black background. What a fun way to grab your kiddos’ attention.
These “real life” shape examples will certainly help them understand and hopefully remember the various shapes.
As an incentive, reward them with a shaped sweet treat when they can identify all of the shapes on the posters.
Thanks for visiting today. The rain's stopped and it's time to take my poodle pup out for a romp. The fresh air is filled with the wonderful fragrance of fall. Wishing you a splendid day.
"Like a ten-speed bike, most of us have gears we do not use." - Charles Schulz
Review 2D shapes, 3D shapes, and pattern block shapes with this fun "craftivity" perfect for spring.
Review 2D shapes, 3D shapes, as well as pattern block shapes, with these fun caterpillar "craftivities". There are various options to choose from that involve a variety of standards.
Review 2D and 3D shapes, plus pattern block shapes with this fun Polly Wants A Shape Cracker packet.
5 pages. A wonderful way to review 3D shapes during March. Students trace and write the 3D shape word as well as the color word + cut and glue the matching 3D kite to the appropriate picture page.
7 pages. A whimsical way to review 3-D shapes with your students! Children will enjoy solving the March mystery of what happened to the Cat's hat while they trace and then write the 3-D shape words as well as the Cat's various 3-D hats. Includes 3-D wor