1-2-3 Come Do Some Snowflake Activities With Me
My kiddos absolutely LOVE snowflakes. The entire month of January, finds us in a flurry of snowflake-themed activities. I'm featuring two of our favorites today.
The snowflake word family craftivity packet, is a quick, easy and super-fun way to practice and review word families.
The activities are great for a whole group, independent center or Daily 5 word work.
Completed projects make a simple, yet awesome winter bulletin board .
Put the two word work posters in the center, then scatter students’ snowflakes on a blue foil background (I use wrapping paper.)
The packet includes:
* 4 large snowflake templates
* 70 snowflake word family cards
* A list of the 70 word families, with 987 word examples!
* A word family sentence worksheet
* A word family bookmark, which students can use to write word family words on the back, plus . . .
* A cover to make a word family booklet
Another snowflake activity that I think your students will enjoy is the 2D snowflake shapes game.
It's a quick, easy and fun snowflake matching game, with several ways to play.
Students can play independently as a center activity, or pick a partner and play a game. They match shape to shape card, shape card to shape card, shape to shape, or shape card to word card.
There's a "color the shape" spinner game as well. I often use these activities as an interesting and fun way to assess.
If you're looking for an awesome winter bulletin board or fun writing prompt that your kiddos will get excited about, then this "snow" special family snowflake craft's for you.
It's a quick, easy and fun "homework" assignment, which even PK kiddos can do with the help of their families.
Completed projects make a lovely bulletin board. Suspend a few from the ceiling above the board for that finishing touch. Caption: "Brrrrr-illiant Work!"
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
We have huge fluffy flakes gently falling outside my office window right now. PTL I don't have to shovel.
Wishing you a warm and snuggly day!
"Advice is like snow-the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind." -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1-2-3 Come Make An Ug Mug With Me
January, is the perfect time for a delicious cup of cocoa, so I used hot chocolate as an incentive to help promote great classroom behavior. I wrote the words Hot Chocolate on the board.
Each time my Y5's completed a whole group task, or were exceptionally good, I'd underline a letter. When all of the letters were underlined, they earned a cup of hot chocolate after a chilly recess.
Since mugs and marshmallows are real life examples of the cylinder shape, they provided an extra teachable moment.
With that in mind, I designed the ug mug, which reviews the ug word family in a super-fun way. I've included a cylinder anchor chart-poster, to share as well.
Simply run off the mug patterns on a variety of colors of construction paper.
I've included 6 mug options for your kiddos to choose from, including left and right handed patterns, as well as a blank template for them to design their own mug.
Share the ug word family poster with your students and review the words. Define any new words your students may be unfamiliar with.
Children write this list of ug family words on the back of their mug.
They choose 5 favorite ug family words and write one on each of their 5 marshmallows. (A pattern is provided.)
You can have students color the "hot chocolate" oval brown, or run off the template on tan construction paper.
They trim and glue to the top of their mug, along with their 5 marshmallows.
Completed projects make a sweet winter bulletin board. (For that finishing touch, have children glue their photo to the center of the snowflake, or if they chose another mug pattern, have them glue their photo somewhere on their mug. )
If you have students write the ug word family words on the back of their mug, punch a hole in the handle and suspend them from the ceiling. They look wonderful swirling and twirling in the breeze.
There's also an ug word family ABC practice worksheet in the packet, as well as a programmable ug word family sentence writing worksheet.
So that you can easily make a sample to share with your students, I've included completed sample pages too.
Click on the link to view/download the Ug Mug Craftivity packet.
Thanks for visiting. The wind is whipping through the trees today, causing the snow "frosting" to fly off the branches, and boy is it nippy!
Certainly time for a hot chocolate break for me! Wishing you a warm and snuggly day.
"And finally winter, with its biting-whining wind, as all the land is mantled with snow." -Roy Bean