1-2-3 Come Make Some Father's Day "Craftivities" With Me
My son-in-law is a huge superhero fan. Seems he's not alone, as Marvel comics is raking in millions of dollars cashing in on the craze. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to design some superhero-themed Father's Day activities that I hope your kiddos will enjoy making for their dads.
The packet includes a Father's Day Batman card, as well as a Superman writing prompt card.
Students color the covers and then hinge them to the second page.
While doing research about superheroes, I came across a sweet simile poster. The link went no where and there was no author, so I decided to revamp it by adding my own superhero similes and incorporating specific superhero fonts that students could color appropriately.
I think it turned out pretty cute, providing a fun way to explain the concept of similes to your students.
My husband didn't quite get "classy as Batman" until I explained to him that Bruce Wayne was a millionaire and supposedly sophisticated. Even after I Googled characteristics of superheroes, it was still difficult to pinpoint some adjectives.
My daughter thought that Captain America was more protective than The Green Lantern, but I chose that term for him, because in researching each character, it seemed that The Green Lantern went hand-in-hand with the Justice League, Guardians of the Universe, and the Intergalactic Police, all of which I presumed were very protective. At any rate, I hope your kiddos find it amusing.
The Craft Caravan had a cute Super Dad coloring page, which inspired me to create several of my own. I designed a superhero head that children can draw in details to look like their dad and then complete the writing prompts on the right.
For another coloring page option, I drew the famous "ripped open shirt" of Superman, only the logo here is "Super Dad."
As with the above portrait, students fill in the facial features of their fathers. You can staple the simile page to this, or have students write why their dad is super on the back of their picture.
For a simple writing prompt activity, students choose one of two bookmarks to color and then write why they feel their dad is a superhero.
There are also two bookmarks that have an acrostic father poem on them; they come in black line, as well as full color.
Click on the link to view/download the Father's Day Superhero Packet.
I made my samples with my little grandson. He's only 19 months old, but was happy to add his scribbles, and I think his papa will appreciate both of our efforts.
While surfing, I found a wonderful superhero dad poem and decided to include it in Kaiden's paper love cards for his daddy. If you like it too, click on the link to grab this FREEBIE over at Creat-Craft-Love.
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"Life hits you hard. But it takes three seconds to decide if you're a superhero or not. I am." -Hrithik Roshan
With the superhero craze in full swing, I'm sure your students will enjoy the many options in this packet for making some superhero Father's Day paper love.
This is a quick and easy card to make for Father's Day. Younger students can simply make the golf craft, while older students can complete the writing prompt explaining why their dad is "tee-rrific." This packet has been up=dated and is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over to grab your FREE copy today. Father's Day Writing Prompt Craftivity.
This packet includes: a class book where your current students write a page of advice for your next year's class; a mouse "craftivity" where students jot one piece of advice underneath their mouse's head (it flips up); plus a bookmark from you and one for your students to make for an in-coming kiddo.
This is a versatile "craftivity." Students can choose the "ANTicipating summer fun" writing prompt, the "ANTicipating their new grade", or they can use the blank template for something else.
Use this "craftivity" for the beginning of the school year and have students complete the summer writing prompt, or use it at the end of the year and have students make the "Taco" 'bout a great year ___________ (fill in grade) was excelente." template.
1-2-3 Come Make Something For The Teacher With Me
I know that Teacher Appreciation Day/Week is over. I personally think Hallmark, or whomever thought of this wonderful concept, needs to rethink the time frame.
Let's face it, today's families are operating at the speed of light, with so many activities and things to do, that they can't even write them all in a square on the calendar. Consequently, Teacher Appreciation Day, often slips by without people even being aware of it.
However, parents' minds often turn to thinking of something kind to do for their child's teacher the last week or day of school.
With that in mind, I designed several keepsake gifts that are very heartfelt. If you happen to volunteer in the classroom, you could spearhead making a surprise memory book for the teacher. Since it involves writing, it's certainly educational.
I've included a note home to parents to help expedite things. "Paper love" is something that I always appreciated and have cherished over the years. Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Memory book.
For my sample, I glued the pages in a notebook, but you could mount them on construction paper, laminate, trim and collate into a sweet booklet.
Another option, is a keepsake card. Print the poster and mount it on a large sheet of construction paper.
Send the note home (I've included one for this packet too.) Include a piece of construction paper, so that parents can trace and cut out their child's hand print and help them write a note on it.
They send it back in the envelope provided and you arrange them around the card. Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Appreciation Card.
If you're a teacher reading this, and would enjoy a Memory Book from your kiddos, share the idea with a fellow teacher.
If they like it too, you could swap classes for 15-20 minutes. You make a memory book for them, with her/his students and (s)he makes one for you with your children.
The 1st three pages are in color, as well as black and white. Have students each choose a different color marker to write their name on the "This book was created by" paper, which acts like an autograph page too.
So there's plenty of variety, I've also included 15 different clip art options, for students to choose from to complete their writing prompt page.
There are some for boys and some for girls. All are in black and white so that they can color them.
For that finishing touch, have them glue their school photo and sign their name at the bottom.
The book ends with a special thank you, surrounded by appropriate quotes.
Click on the link to view/download the Teacher Memory Book.
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"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils." -Ever Garrison
This is a quick and easy keepsake card for the teacher. Packet includes a note home to parents. Include a sheet of construction paper, so they can trace and cut out their child's hand. Students write a special note to their teacher and sign it, returning their handprint in the envelope.
If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher. If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes. You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
1-2-3 Come Make A T-Shirt With Me
Because it's very versatile, I'm especially excited to post this latest FREEBIE for some end-of-the-year fun.
As I was designing the "T"-'rrific Memory Book packet, I thought, with a few tweaks this can also be used as a self-esteem builder, for your "fill a bucket" activites too.
Students choose a T-shirt and matching cover, sign their name at the top and glue their photo to the pocket.
Children pass their booklet to another child, who writes a compliment (why that person is terrific) and continue passing, 'til everyone has signed everybody's booklet.
If you're looking for a Father's Day activity, or you have grandparent's come visit at the end or beginning of the year, you can fill the blank in with My Dad is "T"-'rrific or use the other blank template for My Grandparents are "T"-'rrific. Students write why they think so on the blank pages.
If you like to have lots of interesting writing practice for back-to-school week, as icebreakers to get to know your new students, use the My Summer was "T"-'rrific template. These would be cute displayed on a clothesline, along a wall and hung up with clothespins!
Any option you choose is pretty easy-breezy. Run the T-shirt pattern and covers off on a variety of colors of construction paper. (Make sure the cover matches the T-shirt so they blend.)
For even more pizzazz, use scrapbook paper! You can also buy a 50-sheet pack of printed paper (they have lots of options like tie dye, rainbow and animal prints, which would also be cool).
Students choose one, trim their pages, collate and staple their booklet to the front of their T-shirt so that it flips open. Adding a school photo gives it that finishing touch.
I'd take a few days to make the memory book. To ensure quality, students can work on 1 or 2 pages each day. (Great for Daily 5)
I've included color templates as well as black and white to save ink, but also because I think it's even more of a keepsake if kiddos do the coloring.
There's a blank template for you to write a note to your students. You can print the templates and write a personal note to each one, or if you're pressed for time, write a generic note to everyone, sign and run off. To make it more personal, write the student's name at the top.
To help you out, I searched for some sweet teacher comments and found a variety of poems by unknown authors. I revamped them a bit and included two options for you to include if you want.
Click on the link to view/download the versatile "T"-'rrific Writing Prompt Craftivity Packet. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away.
If you're a frequent visitor to the TeachWithMe blog, you know I like to end with some sort of quote that pertains to the topic.
While surfing I found this sweet one from Winnie The Pooh. Hope you enjoy it too!