1-2-3 Come Review The 5 Senses With Me.
This “play-on-words” ( "My _______ is Sense-sational" ) writing prompt craftivity is a nice review of the 5 senses and definitely has the “Awwwww” factor, as children use their 5 senses to describe their mom, dad, or other special person.
It’s very versatile & something that’s quick, easy & fun for Mother’s Day, or use the blank “fill in” templates for Father’s Day.
These “fill-in-the blank" pattern pages are also perfect if you happen to have a child without a mom, or perhaps a student would like their paper to say “Mum”, “Mommy” or “Ma Ma”.
I made my samples using real answers from children. I hope they bring a smile to your face.
A particular favorite of mine is the answer to the question: "What does your mom smell like?" to which Kaiden replied, "Water cuz she smells good after a shower."
I’m sure the ideas your own students will come up with, will be as sweetly hilarious as well.
Since classrooms today are filled with a lot of diversity, I designed 12 girl & 12 boy head patterns, which offer a nice selection for your students to choose from. There's also a blank template if a child wants to draw their own head.
Instead of drawing a portrait of themselves, another option is for children to draw a picture of their mom or dad.
Students pick one, then add facial features, color it, and finally label their five senses.
Have students pick a partner, and take turns drawing one hand on a folded sheet of construction paper. This way they only have to cut once to get two hands, which they glue to the cover of their card.
For the writing prompt portion of the card, there are 4 girl & 4 boy options, plus a generic bear pattern to choose from.
Students complete the sentences, color & sign their card, stapling the cover to the top.
Younger kiddos can simply dictate their answers to the teacher, a room helper, or their older reading buddy.
Today's featured FREEBIE: "Orange You Glad?" is an end-of-the year treat you can make to give your students on the last day of school.
If you've got that covered, I've also included a pattern for the beginning of the school year as well. I hope you find them useful.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
Time to begin my "too long" To Do list... No matter how many things I check off, I seem to always replace them with a dozen more! Wishing you a delightful day.
Definition of a Mother: "A person who does the work of 20 people for free."
1-2-3 Come Do Some Father's Day "Craftivities" With Me
Whether you're still in school looking for a quick center idea, or you're on vacation and want your child(ren) to make something special for Dad, I think you'll enjoy these special keepsakes.
Ever since I can remember, I made coupons for the members of my family. When I was young they were for jobs that I could help with, or simply cleaning up my room.
Since they were well-received and appreciated, I decided to continue the tradition with my students.
Before hand, discuss with your students what kinds of jobs they could do to help their dads out, or things they could do with their dads, that their dad would enjoy having a helping hand with.
To introduce the lesson, ask your students if they have ever received a coupon, or seen their mom clipping and using coupons in the grocery store or restaurant.
Explain to children that a coupon is a piece of paper that a person "cashes" in, to receive something. In this case, their service in doing a chore. Run the coupons off; have students fill in, color and then cut out. These make a nice tuck in for any homemade card they have already made.
Click on the link to view/download the Father's Day coupons.
Another sweet "tuck in" is a blue ribbon for dad. You can run the template off on blue construction paper, or white and have students color their ribbon.
Children trim their "Happy Father's Day" circle, glue it to the front, and then sign it. To make this "paper love" even more special, add a school photo.
Students choose from 2 writing prompt circles. They choose one, trim it into a circle shape and then glue it to the back of their ribbon.
Children can write about why they think their dad is an award-winning father, or why he deserves a blue ribbon.
Click on the link to view/download the Father's Day Blue Ribbon Writing Prompts. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful. My "Pin it" button is at the top of the page.
"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow." -Norman Vincent Peale