SOME FATHER'S DAY ACTIVITIES
This project is great for Mother's
or Father's Day. It's a picture in a frame made of magazine pages.
I found it in Better Homes and Gardens.
- child's photo
- tissue paper
- Students tear out colorful pages from
the magazine and roll them up around a pencil. Glue securely.
(This takes practice!) Make about 10-12
- Glue a photo of the child on a piece
of cardstock with a border of 1-2 inches.
- Trim the rolled pages to size and
glue horizontally across the top and vertically on the sides,
creating a border.
- Wrap with tissue paper and give to
mom or dad!
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LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
- jigsaw puzzle
- picture of child
- Cut out an oval picture frame shape
from thin cardboard. The backs of notebooks work well.
- Have students randomly glue puzzle
pieces to the picture frame. (Don't we all know someone who
has a puzzle that's missing a few pieces??)
- After it dries, glue a picture of
the child so it shows through the frame.
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SIDNEY CENTER, NY
The students can make a card
and put a slot for these book marks. And they can make it for
any man that they like.
- changeables work the best but any
markers will do
- strips of oaktag 2 inches by 8 inches
- clear contact or if you are lucky
a laminating machine
- Write your father's name on the front
of the bookmark and design with bright colors. On the other
side write a message. "Thanks." " I love you" Don't
forget to sign your name and the date.
- Place on a clear contact paper put
another sheet on top and cut around and Voila your permanent
- Make cards and put a slit in it for
your beautiful bookmark.
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A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT
The project is a decorative
gift plate. This activity took approximately 45 minutes a day
for about 3 days. I actually did this in about 1 1/2 hours with
36 students this year by having everything pre-cut, enough supplies
for everyone to work at once, fast-drying paint, etc.
- clear glass plates
- wrapping paper with flower design
- gold/silver foil doilies
- acrylic paint or craft-type spray paint
- high-gloss spray glaze
- Find clear glass plates - salad or
dessert size. We have a store here called Lechters that carries
kitchen items. They sell the salad plates for $.99 each.
- Buy pretty wrapping paper - something
with flowers is nice. Cut out circles the size of the plate.
- Use gold/silver foil doilies & have
kids cut out little "lace" pieces to glue onto
the front of the wrapping paper circles - designs, around
the edges, etc.
- Using a paintbrush (I have sponge
brushes the kids use), carefully "paint" the front
of the paper circle with clear-drying glue. Elmer's white
glue works OK if you don't get it too thick. They also make
a clear craft glue now. Glue the paper to the back of the
plate. (The design will show through the front of the plate).
Starting in the center, smooth the paper carefully & make
sure all edges are glued down well. Sometimes you have to
make some creases or folds to get the paper down well as
it gets close to the edges.
- When dry, paint the back of the plate
with water-based acrylic paint or a craft-type spray paint.
(rose, pink, purple are nice & usually match the wrapping
- When dry, have students sign their
names & date the plate with Sharpie markers.
- Spray the back of the plate with a
couple of coats of high-gloss glaze spray. (Located with
spray paint in a craft store).
- For about $2 you can usually buy a
cheap plate stand to include with the plate. Otherwise, you
can lower the cost per student if you just let them get their
own. Someone suggested that I might be able to find them
at a 99-cent store, but I haven't looked.
We just made these this week
because we have a special Tea for all the mothers. It gives the
kids a chance to dress up & practice their formal manners!
The moms love it - all the kids read a letter that they write
to their moms about why they're special & I have a couple
of "special" things like a band ensemble, skit, song,
LIBERTY BAPTIST SCHOOL
SAN JOSE, CA
ARTS THROUGH THE DECADES
This fine arts activity is
designed enhance US History. The lesson is used in conjunction
with historical study of the 20th Century.
- computers with Internet access
- library materials
- Divide students into four groups.
- Assign or let each group choose one
of the four fine art topics, Music, Arts, Fashion, and Literature.
- Using the websites below and resources
from the school media center each group will research and
create a 15-minute presentation for the class.
- Groups and topics will change through
each decade. For example, if one group did fashions of the
1910's, they would do art, literature or music for the 1920's,
- Visual and audio aides are required
from each group.
MATTAWAN HIGH SCHOOL
- 9 X 12 white paper
- chalk pastels
- black crayon
- yellow construction paper
- You take a 9x12 piece of white paper
and using a pencil, divide it up into small sections (just
an abstract design).
- Then you color each section with brightly
colored paper chalk (some people call them chalk pastels).
- After that, you color very darkly
and heavily over the design with a black crayon.
- On a second piece of 9x12 white paper,
draw the outline of a very large flower (butterfly, or whatever).
- Place this paper directly over the
one with the black crayon, and tape the edges to keep the
sheets from shifting.
- With a pencil, darkly and heavily
color in the outline of flower.
- When you pull the two pages apart,
you will find that the image of the colored-in outline has
lifted the crayon off of the first page, leaving a very colorful
- You can add black details to make
it more interesting.
- Also, the second page has the black
crayon flower with an overlay of the chalk showing.
- I had the student color the background
of this one to represent the sky.
- I then off-set the two images on yellow
construction paper to display on a bulletin board. It's quite
striking....and even my least artistic students produced
something that I would be proud to frame.
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HOT AIR BALLOONS
GRADES: K - 3
- small paper plates
- 9" x 12" white paper
- watercolor markers
- Students will discuss hot air balloons
and what makes them fly.
- Then students will begin to create
their picture. First, they will glue the small paper plate
almost to the top of their paper.
- They will very carefully glue on the
outside rim of the paper plate.
- Next, they will stick the paper plate
to their paper. The paper plate will be the balloon part
of the hot air balloon.
- Next, students will draw the lines
(ropes) that connect the balloon to the basket from the top
of the paper plate down to the bottom.
- Then, they will draw the basket and
connect the lines to it.
- To finish their paper, the students
can draw and color people in the basket, the landscape the
hot air balloon is flying over and the sky.
- They may even draw some more smaller
hot air balloons in the distance.
DRIVER AND FLORENCE BOWSER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS