Our Letter of the week this week is “W”, so we made a Watermelon.
Print the letter W off on Red and Green construction paper
Then layer the W’s with the red W on top of the Green W with some of the green showing to be the rine of the watermelon.
Then allow the students to paint the “seeds” on the watermelon using their fingers.
Once the seeds are painted on the finial project looks like this;
The kids loved painting and it was a very simple project to complete. I have younger children so I always do fingerpainting projects one on one. This gives me a chance to talk about the letter. What is looks like, things that start with the letter and the sound that it makes.
Parents love anything that has their child’s fingerprints, so this was also a hit with the parents as well. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.
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You can find inexpensive water bottles at the Dollar Tree. and Kool Aid packets are not very expensive. Just make the tag to say ” Have a “Kool” Summer. To add something special to it you could get paint pens and write the child’s name on the water bottle.
Artfire has this cute idea using chalk. She has it for sale but it would be easy to make yourself.
The Crafted Sparrow has this idea using Kool Aid and straws.
The Elementary Entourage has this cute printable to give students individual awards. This kids will love getting the individual awards. The prizes are easily found at the Dollar Tree and I think the kids will love seeing what award you gave them.
Pinterest has this really cute idea using owls.
Sand pails are a fun way to give end of the year gifts. They are inexpensive and you can put anything in them to make it more personal for each child. This idea came from Teaching with Tertune had this idea.
Our Thrifty Ideas has several printables that can be used with the end of year gifts. I think these would be great to make and put in the sand pails.
Hoot Hoot Hooray has this cute cup that she put candy in. You will have to be careful of food allergies but what child would not like a cup of candy.
Pinterest has this cute idea.
This idea can easily be changed to say something about the end of year. Like ” You’re one Smart Cookie. You will do great next year in …..”
I hope you have found some ideas that you can use to celebrate the end of the year with your students.
Who is looking for something fun and cheap to do with the kids for the summer? Well I have the perfect idea. Go to the movies. Regal Summer Movie Express is offering movies on Tuesday’s and Wednesday for a $1.00 each day. The movies start at 10:00 am each day. A proceed of the money will go to the Will Rogers Institute.
Movie schedule as follows:
The Lego Movie
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
The Smurfs 2
Despicable Me 2
The Peanuts Movie
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep
The Regal start dates vary depending on the theater near you. To find more about the start days please check here
Mother’s Day is a holiday that I think is very important. I am a mother and I know I still have the gifts that my Brookster gave me when she was little. Those are some of the gifts that looked forward to getting.
We all plan ahead and no better time than now to plan the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I hope you get inspired. This can also be made into the perfect gift for Grandmother’s as well.
Food Love and Life has this adorable handprint flower pot. I love the flower pot aspect of this craft. I love that they get to say what they love about their mother. What mother would not love to know this.
I found this on Pinterest here This is such a cute bouquet of handprints.
Handprint cupcake craft from I Heart and Craft
I do this craft every year with my kids and the parents love it. In fact one mother I had several years ago and now have the sibling. She stated she hoped I would do it again so she would have both of them.
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