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