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Group Turkey Wreath

Students help make a classroom Thanksgiving decoration using fine motor skills–cutting & rolling–to create paper curls. Objectives: Art; fine motor skills: Students use cutting skills and pencil rolling to create paper curls. Materials: Brown posterboard Brown construction paper Assorted color construction paper Glue Scotch tape child- size scissors “primary” (fat) pencils colored copy paper Lesson [...]

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Thanksgiving Quilt

Students create their own quilt square showing what they are thankful for and assemble into a class quilt. Materials: felt, cut 9″ x 9″ for each student large piece of felt fabric glue Lesson Plan: Begin the lesson by brainstorming a class list of things your students are thankful for. Provide each student with a [...]

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Thanksgiving Friends Being Thankful Lesson

Why we are thankful for what we have and what makes us thankful. Materials: You need to find a class that will exchange email with you. I have found that many teachers are willing to do this. It can be friends or someone new. Lesson Plan: For several days before this lesson we talk about [...]

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Inside a Seed

Students will look inside seeds to discover the beginning of a plant, and will discuss elements that plants need to grow. Objectives: Students will look inside a seed to discover the beginning of a plant Students will discuss elements that are important for plants to grow – air, water, food Materials: lima beans; soak in [...]

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Halloween Candy Sort

A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram. Materials: a large piece of butcher paper candy wrappers Lesson Plan: Have students bring in a variety of candy wrappers after Halloween. As a class, sort the candy wrappers into groups (tootsie rolls, chocolate candy, chewy candy, hard candy, candy bars, etc.) As [...]

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! Activities

Through fun hands on art, cooking, math, writing, and science activities, your students will have no fear of monsters! Materials: These are all the materials needed for any of the projects listed. Choose what you need from the list, depending on the project you do. Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley pre-cut masks sequins, [...]

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Elf Entrance Holiday Activity

This is a great holiday decoration and also teaches about helping others in need. The kids love it. Materials: Book: The Elves and the Shoemaker-Brothers Grimm 14 x 26 inch of butcher paper — I usually pick red or green for Christmas. small bell dark green or red kitchen towel 6 x 6 circular piece [...]

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Bears: Position Words

Teaches students the positions of on, in, under, behind, and beside using Goldilocks & the Three Bears Materials: Book: Goldilocks and the Three Bears 1 teddy bear for each student activity sheet so that parents can work with the student at home Lesson Plan: INTRODUCTION Motivate the students by having a black trash bag with [...]

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Counting: Make a Cheerios Necklace

The students count to 10 or 20 by making Cheerios necklaces.  This is also a good activity for developing fine motor skills. Objectives: To learn to count to 10 (preschool) or 20 (Kindergarten). Materials: Book: The Cheerios Counting Book construction paper squares numbered 1-10 or 1-20 cheerios yarn scissors Lesson Plan: PART 1: Read the [...]

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Colored Sand Art

The children try different mediums to create works of art. Materials: sand food coloring sandwich bags construction paper trays glue Lesson Plan: Pour a cup or two of sand into a sandwich bag. Have the child choose a food color and then add a few drops to the bag. Have the child shake the sand [...]

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