Turkey-riffic November "Craftivities."
As I discussed yesterday, there's always time for art, when you incorporate standards into the lesson. I look at trying to do that, as an interesting challenge, when I design my hands-on lessons.
The 105 page November Art and Activities packet is filled to the brim with November-themed activities you'll be thankful for, as the "craftivities" are quick, easy and fun for your students.
Some full color pictures, copy-ready patterns and step-by-step directions for each project are included.
I try to involve many of your report card standards, so children are learning and reinforcing much-needed math, writing, and science concepts while enjoying art.
"Craftivities" help increase listening and following direction skills, as well as provide practice for improving cutting and other fine motor skills.
Completed projects can be used as gifts, bulletin boards, hallway and classroom decorations or for portfolios. Many make great keepsakes for parents, such as the footprint turkey pictured.
Some of the projects include songs and poems to reinforce these concepts.
Others help discuss traditions of Thanksgiving and introduce history and vocabulary, such as the lunch bag cornucopia and the Indian corn made with melted crayon shavings.
The results of both projects are quite impressive. My Y5's were amazed and delighted seeing them sparkiling on a bulletin board, and glittering on our Wall of Fame.
Click on the link to view/download the November Art and Activities packet.
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