Run off the mitten template on a variety of colors of construction paper. Children choose one; teacher paints their hand white and presses it to the center of the mitten. Pulled cotton, glued on the cuff, adds the finishing touch. You could also write students' names in glitter. These make a vibrant bulletin board or winter boarder.
Make these into puzzles for independent centers that will help students count to 100 or review upper and lowercase letters. If you celebrate 100 Day in January, this would be a fun cut & glue activity. Run the tree-box grid off on blue construction paper. Students first cut and then glue the green number-tiles in the correct order. For that extra bit of pizzazz, have children dot on "snowflakes" using a Q-tip.
When your students come back from Christmas break, discuss resolutions and the goals that they have for the New Year. Children choose a ball and complete the writing prompt. After they share their work, collect and sprinkle on a green-turf background, using the enclosed caption poster in the center: Having A Ball Reaching Our New Year Goals. I've also included 2 more writing-prompt stationery pages, for journal options, including one with a hockey theme.
Packet includes a paper plate "Me Mint" perfect for a December bulletin board border + a smaller Me Mint ornament.
Equal parts of non-menthol shaving cream and Elmer's glue, will make an awesome-snowy frosting, that really puffs up when it dries! The results are simply amazing.
Review shapes with this fun "craftivity." Use as a bulletin board, center activity or have students make one of their own. Take a closer look and you'll see that the snowman's facial features also match the 2D shape of his head.
Reinforce a variety of standards, with these snowman puzzles that cover upper and lowercase letters, counting forwards and backwards + skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. Make a set to use as puzzles for an independent center, by printing, laminating and trimming the pieces. Also print and laminate the blank grid. Students use it to place the puzzle pieces on top.
You can make these into puzzles, laminate and use each year, or run off copies on green construction paper and have students cut up their own puzzle. I've provided a blank grid for you to run off on white construction paper, so students can place the puzzle pieces on it, or have children cut and glue their pieces to a sheet of white or black construction paper, turning this "craftivity" into a lovely bulletin board. Your caption can be: TREE-mendous Work By ___________________'s (teacher's name) kindergarteners (grade).
Students practice giving directions in this fun writing prompt that makes a cute bulletin board: "Hats Off to Great Directional Writing!" Encourage students to use transitions, ordinal numbers + adjectives. Pom poms and white glitter add that finishing touch.
Teach secondary colors by having students mix yellow and blue to make a green wreath. When dry, they add red finger-print holly berries, a bow and a poem in the center.