This is a great craft to do when talking about extended family members. Finger Puppets - Your fingers are the legs or trunk of these simple paper puppets. You can make the entire cast of a nursery rhyme or fairy tale in just a few minutes, and then put on your own show. Fireworks - Create your own fireworks picture by using dark construction paper, glue and different colors of glitter.
The Chinese invented fireworks thousands of years ago. Footprint Penguin - Here is a really cute way to make a penguin using your child's footprint. Gifts for Dad - Make this wonderful craft project with your kid's as a gift for their father. This is an easy and fun craft made from construction paper and the children's hand prints. Hand-Made Envelope Craft - Make a special envelope out of gift wrapping paper, old maps, pretty wallpaper scraps, catalogs, brochures, newspaper, or magazines.
You can even make a tiny envelope to match a gift exactly. Handprint Butterfly Craft - This is a simple craft made from a child's handprint cutouts on construction paper.
Even the youngest of Preschool Children will enjoy this craft. Handprint Lilly - These lilies are made from a child's handprint on paper stapled to a straw. You can make an entire bouquet of flowers for a great gift or Spring decoration. Hands and Feet Turkey - Use cut-outs of a child's hands and feet to make this turkey decoration. Young children may need help tracing their hands and feet. Hidden Pictures - Hidden Pictures is a magical experience with our everyday crayons that everyone will enjoy.
It is certain to keep even the most active kids busy happy. Holiday Paper Crafts - Here are a few holiday crafts using construction paper.
Holiday crafts include Star of David, Christmas tree, and Autumn collage. Leaf Collage - This is a great fall time craft project when it is cold and rainy outside. You will use leaft templates and construction paper for this project, so no need to go outside and collect leaves. Love Bugs - Valentine's Day is coming soon.
These fun and easy butterflies can be made out of construction paper and other items. Kid's love this craft.
My First Bank - Fun craft made out of construction paper and an empty coffee can. This is a great way to teach your child how to begin saving money. Occupations Collage Craft - Make this Occupations craft out of construction paper and old magazines.
This is a great craft to do on the same day you are doing a Social Studies Lesson on Occupations and your Community. Paper Bag Puppets - Very simple puppets made from small paper lunch bags. You can make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, bunny, mouse, pig, panda, or frog. Paper lantern - Make a lanter out of construction paper and other craft materials.
Paper Plate Spiders - This is a great craft if you are having a birthday party with a lot of children. Kids love to do this construction paper project and it is even better when they do it with other children. Paper Plate Turkey - A fun and easy Thanksgiving craft project using paper plates and construction paper.
Even the youngest preschooler can do this fun craft. Paper Scarecrow - Make a really cute paper scarecrow. Paper Turkeys - This is a fun and festive activity especially for Thanksgiving.
This craft uses construction paper, wiggly eyes, and feathers. Postal Stamp Craft - You can make a nice postal stamp of your own that can honor a person, commemorate an event, remember a favorite place or item, or put forth an idea. Here is your cookie. May I have some milk? Here is your milk. May I have a straw? Here is your straw. May I have a napkin? Here is your napkin. Here is the mirror.
Here is the scissors. Here is the broom. M is for Mouse: Enlarge a picture of a cute mouse and a large tummy would be even better on posterboard and color. Program with Mm and laminate. Cut pictures from magazines, clip art, etc. This activity can be made into a file folder activity for individual use as well. Students will estimate how many cookies are in the jar and write their estimates on a slip of paper and drop them into a glass. When everyone has had a chance to complete their estimate, record each estimate on a graph or chart paper.
Then have students help count the cookies. Share the cookies with the students, and the person who guessed the correct answer or the closest to the correct answer will get to carry the remaining cookies or at least a snack bag home with them.
Draw a circle on a sheet of 12x18 brown construction paper the size of the paper. Divide the circle into 13 sections hmmm Place a picture in each section for something that the mouse wanted or did in the book.
The books just says that he "may end up washing the floor. Yes, it can go on and on, BUT By writing that he's thirsty, she's reversed the order of the cookie and the milk. Provide story props for your students to use in retelling the story. Store them in a large clear, plastic "cookie jar". You can even use a regular clear, plastic container with a wide mouth and add a "Cookie Jar" label to it.
That instantly turns it into an official cookie jar! Model, model, model, how to the props to retell the story. Then let everyone have a chance to practice with a partner.
Afterwards ask for volunteers to retell in front of the class. When you're finished using it in whole group, add it to a Center to be used individually or in pairs. Lakeshore also sells the Big Book and the accompanying story props. However, you'll have to supplement the set, because for some reason they did not provide all the props needed. How many chocolate chips will fit on a cookie? Divide your students into groups and give each a large size paper cookie, or provide each student with a regular size paper cookie.
Have them estimate how many chips they think it will take to cover their cookie and record their answers. Then provide them with enough chocolate chips to cover their cookie. Have them record the actual number of chips it took as well.
You can graph the results if you choose. Right now, I'm having a hard time trying to teach my math students about groups of 10 and extras 1st grade Saxon Math. So I'm going to use paper chocolate chip cookies and real chocolate chips to practice.
The students will each be given some chocolate chips and have access to a stack of paper cookies. They will count out chips into groups of 10 and place each group on a cookie. Extras will be contained on a small paper plate. Then the students will draw the correct number of cookies on a piece of paper along with the correct number of chips 10 on each cookie. They will draw the extras on the paper plate.
All of this is really hard for my students to grasp. Draw 4 or 5 cookies on a page without chips. Place a number beside or underneath each cookie. Copy onto brown construction paper.
Students will use Q-tips to dot dark brown or black paint on each cookie to make the appropriate number of chips. Give each student two chocolate chip cookies. Have them count the number of chips in each cookie and write down their answers.
Then have them add the two numbers together to get the total number of chips in the cookies. In Saxon Math, we do a story problem each day and draw the picture to go with it. You could do the same with this activity. Have them draw their cookies with the correct number of chips on each one, then write a number sentence and how many chips in all.
Program each paper cookie with a word. Laminate and add a magnet to the back. Students alphabetize the words on the side of a filing cabinet or magnetic board. Store the cookies in a cookie tin. If you'd like to have more than one set of words in the tin, use different kinds of cookies. If You Give Ms. Type up each student's response on a separate page and have them illustrate it.
Then bind all the pages into a class book. Reread the book many times to the class so that they're very familiar with it before putting it in the Reading Center.
Have your students vote on one thing to use in rewriting the book. For instance, if they choose a leprechaun since it's close to St. Patrick's Day it might say something like: If he makes some gold, he will want to hide it. If he hides the gold, he'll want a rainbow to mark the spot. To make a rainbow, he'll need some colors. I have several activities for Go Togethers that I'll pull out to use. I printed created a grid on a full sheet, then added two pictures that go together, one in each box of the grid.
For example, a street and a stop sign, a tree and a basket of apples, etc. I printed these on cardstock, laminated them, and cut them out. They look very good and have held up really well. And my kids enjoy working with them. It also has pictures of things that go together and I have another Go Together activity from Lakeshore. It is very cute! It has miniature things that go together such as a toothbrush and toothpaste; a toilet and a plunger! When creating for this book, make sure to include: At our last staff development, our principal challenged us to get our students "out of their seat and on their feet"; mostly for 4th and above.
But, with that in mind, I've tried getting my students "on their feet" even more than usual. So I created this activity in an effort to do that. Make a large cookie pattern the size of a sheet of paper. I copied enough to program a cookie with each lowercase letter and enough for the numbers 1 - I'm still cutting them out! I cut out the letters and numbers in brightish colors using the Ellison. They'll be glued onto the cookies with rubber cement. Make a large mouse and program it with "Start", and a glass of milk and program it with "Finish.
Add "move forward 2 spaces", "move backwards one space", etc. Everything will be laminated before use.
Spread the cookies out on the floor in random order to form a path to create a life size board game. Place the mouse at the beginning of the path and the glass of milk at the end. Your students will be life sized game pieces! The card goes back into the stack. The first person to "Finish" wins! You can mix the letters and numbers for a huge board game, or make it into two different games.
I'll do the latter. You can also use this activity for reinforcing letter sounds as well. Instead of identifying the letter, they identify the letter sound. I also intend on using this with sight word cards. If they can read the sight word, they advance one space, if they can't, they don't. First one to finish wins. The good thing about this is that you can make your path as long or short as you'd like. This is another one of the kindergarten benchmark objectives and milk containers are perfect for this activity.
Students can explore and discuss which one holds more and less. To continue the activity, remove the carton they chose correctly, and keep asking the question. Eventually you should be down to one container. I also have collected a chocolate milk quart container and a white milk quart container that are totally different in shape.
This will be the ones that I look for them to identify when I ask, "Which two do you think would hold the same amount of milk? Make a cookie jar math mat for each student. Provide them with several small cookie cut-outs. As you read a story problem to the class, the students add or subtract cookies in their jar.
You can see at a glance who has a grasp of the concept. I have an activity at school that goes along with the cookie theme. I purchased it at Big Lot's. The pieces look like Oreo cookies and you unscrew them. On one side of the cookie half is a protruding shape, and on the other half of the cookie is an indented shape. For the two cookie halves to screw back together, the student must match up the correct shapes.
In your kitchen, set up for the students to bake cookies! Pretend ones that is. Then watch the mixing begin!!! You can also add some brown or homemade playdough add in Hersey's Cocoa Mix for color and aroma so that they can make their cookies to bake. Don't forget a toy size rolling pin and some round cookie cutters; they're a hit! For literacy, add a Grocery List and a pencil for the students to write down things they're running out of or need to purchase at the grocery store.
Which things did you see in the story? Provide pictures of things that were in the story as well as things that were not. Have students sort things that were in the story into a plastic "cookie jar" plastic jar labeled Cookies. Print out the pattern and copy onto appropriate color construction paper. If you'd like students to create their own face eyes and nose pattern provided , white out the eyes and nose on the face before printing.
Love Bugs - Valentine's Day is coming soon. These fun and easy butterflies can be made out of construction paper and other items. Kid's love this craft. My First Bank - Fun craft made out of construction paper and an empty coffee can. This is a great way to teach your child how to begin saving money. Occupations Collage Craft - Make this Occupations craft out of construction paper and old magazines.
This is a great craft to do on the same day you are doing a Social Studies Lesson on Occupations and your Community. Paper Bag Puppets - Very simple puppets made from small paper lunch bags. You can make a raccoon, dog, cat, rabbit, bunny, mouse, pig, panda, or frog. Paper Plate Spiders - This is a great craft if you are having a birthday party with a lot of children.
Kids love to do this construction paper project and it is even better when they do it with other children. Paper Plate Turkey - A fun and easy Thanksgiving craft project using paper plates and construction paper.
Even the youngest preschooler can do this fun craft. Paper Scarecrow - Make a paper scarecrow for Thanksgiving. This scarecrow makes a wonderful Thanksgiving decoration. Paper Turkeys - This is a fun and festive activity especially for Thanksgiving. This craft uses construction paper, wiggly eyes, and feathers. Postal Stamp Craft - You can make a nice postal stamp of your own that can honor a person, commemorate an event, remember a favorite place or item, or put forth an idea.
Do this simple craft using construction paper. Potato Face - In this simple project, a brown paper grocery bag and construction paper are made into a cute potato head. Pumpkin Faces - Be prepared Great Thanksgiving craft project.
Pumpkin Lanterns - Here is a great project to make construction paper lanterns in the shape of pumpkins. This is a great way to decorate for the fall. And, kids will love helping you decorate the house. Puppet Project - This is a great project for a rainy or snowy day. In order to complete this project, you will need: Rainbow Fish Craft - This craft is so much fun for young children.
This fish is made out of construction paper, tissue paper, and tin foil. When the fish project is done the fish will even has some shiny scales When you open the card, the mouth opens! You can make your card look like a bird, a shark, or a big-mouth monster. This is a very easy project and a lot of fun.
Simple, fun paper craft project - This project takes some preparation time on your part but is super for a quick, imaginative art project. We always have a supply of shapes available for this fun project.
Simple Paper Necklace - This is a good hands on activity for children. When they string their "beads" they will be improving their eye hand coordination.
Solar System Craft - Instructions on how to make a solar system craft out of construction paper, glue, crayons and printable cut-outs included. Star Wreath - Make this really pretty start wreath using construction paper and some other craft materials.
Make these stars using whatever colors the child would like. String Paintings - Make this really cool painting project using string and construction paper. This is a great way to talk to your child about symmetry.
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