Homework for President’s day was a bit of a challenge…I had a hard time cause you can only do Abe’s hat so many times, and I have done it for the past few years. Needless to say, I wasn’t interested in doing it again. Although, to be fair, my kinders and most of my firsties had not done this yet. So I did honor Mr. Lincoln with a few black hats…
I cut out some hats from black construction paper and I just happen to have an artic book from Super Duper called Super Seasonal Sampler Artic Worksheets that include Abe, so I gave each student a copy of their sound’s page.
They cut out the pics that had their sound in it…some of them even cut out Abe too! Sorry I didn’t get a better shot of the final product…some of them wanted to wear it, so I added a strip to the back and their wore them out of the room! Too cute!
But I have a new fave…
Bald Eagles! I found this on Pinterest and I thought it was so adorable, plus ties in nicely with the theme! How can you make one of these super awesome eagles? Keep reading!
I gathered up some brown construction paper, yellow triangles from scrap paper, and white paper, which I ripped up into smaller pieces from the recycle box. You also need scissors, glue, and writing utensils…I chose markers.
Then I gave one piece of brown paper to each kiddo to trace their hands and a foot…shoes on, folks! The hands are the eagle’s wings and the foot is the body! Then you add the torn pieces of white paper to the top for his head, topped off with a yellow beak and draw some eyes! DUNZO!
They turned out so stinkin’ cute! I had a word bank created by some of my older kids for vocabulary related to presidents and America, so my younger ones just located the words with their sounds. Perfect!
What do you think?! Any crafty speech activities in your room this week?