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Coloring the shapes
Shapes can be printed or photocopied onto plain or colored paper. If printed on white paper, students can color them with water-based paints, crayons, markers or colored pencils. The leaf patterns are ideal for a water color activity. It will be easier to decorate the shapes before cutting them out.
Shapes can be decorated with the student's name and pictures, and hung on a bulletin board or their lockers.
Beginning words can be written on the shapes, and then posted.
The shapes can be the center of any number of projects, including drawing a favorite animal, a more complex 'About Me' project, or other writing projects. Words or pictures can be organized inside and around the shape.
Fill the shape with any of a variety of materials. Glue crumpled bits of tissue paper, beads, beans, packing peanuts, cotton balls or squares of construction paper inside the shape.
Fall into Learning (Leaves)
A Great Bunch (circles colored and positioned like grapes)
A Cool School (fish)
Our Stars (as starfish, use the star pattern)
Helping Hands (hands)
Count on Us (hands)
We're Dino - Might (dinos)
Out of This World, Super Stars, Reach for the Stars
(circles as planets, saturn, rocket ship, stars)
High Flyers (plane)
In November, I usually meet with each parent for the required yearly conference. During that conference, I have each parent write on a "feather" a special message for their child. Once these are completed, I put up a bulletin board with a turkey in the center. The feathers are surrounding him, and the students are surprised to read the special note and how it appeared. Contributed by Molly T
Do you have some new creative idea? Have you used our materials to decorate you room, and you'd like to share a photo? Request a graphic or form for the classroom helpers section.