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Ms Lil

I am a Montessori teacher with over 28 years of teaching experience from preschool to high school. I love creating and designing paper crafts that help develop fine motor skills and enhance common core teaching requirements.

I am a Montessori teacher with over 28 years of teaching experience from preschool to high school. I love creating and designing paper crafts that help develop fine motor skills and enhance common core teaching requirements.
Butterfly Craft  ::  Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Craft :: Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly, Butterfly A creative way to teach about Butterflies and Butterfly life cycles. Decorate your classroom and teach your kiddos about the beauty of these delicate insects. Your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these unique Butterfly Lanterns. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Butterfly project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Butterflies. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Butterfly project that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week or two to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on Butterflies or Butterfly life cycle cut-outs will take an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I normally have my Kiddos write about each life cycle stage or facts about Butterflies on the back of the cut-outs. Included: • Printed Butterfly lantern templates • Numerous Butterfly trims and Life Cycle trims • Realistic Butterfly Cut- outs….check out the preview to see everything included! ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Butterfly Craft :: Butterfly Activity :: Butterfly Life Cycle :: Insect Craft :: Insect Life Cycle :: Metamorphosis :: Lepidoptera :: Paper Lantern :: 3D Craft :: Insect Craft :: Bug Craft :: Insect Activity :: Bug Activity :: Butterfly Theme :: Ms Lil :: Butterfly Decoration :: Butterfly Kite ::
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Easter Bunny Craft  ::  Bunny Craft  ::  Easter Craft

Easter Bunny Craft :: Bunny Craft :: Easter Craft

Hoppy, Hoppy Easter! Whether sitting on a shelf or hanging from the ceiling these cute little bunnies are sure to put a hoppy smile on your face! A creative way to decorate your classroom for Easter. Your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these Easter Bunnies. These Easter Bunnies include two styles of bunny legs. Your bunnies can have either long bouncy legs or short legs. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities. Each Easter Bunny lantern creation is designed with a printed lantern template and a blank template. This lantern can be completed with primary grades. However, I strongly recommend teaching and creating each part individually, then putting the whole creation together. With my Kindergartens, I do one step at a time. I like to use shorter teaching sessions so that these cuties do not become an overwhelming project. Now that my Kindergarten have created many lanterns, they are experts and do not need as detailed step by step instructions. Once completed they love making the bunnies hop all around the room. I often have my kiddos create stories about their bunnies. So many ways to create the Easter using glitter, paper layering, leaves, shredded paper, cotton pieces, tissue paper... Make sure to add the Bunny legs and arms…too cute! Included: • Printed lantern templates • Glue-on Rabbit Face parts • Bunny legs, arms, ears, tail and embellishments….check out the preview to see everything included. *************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Easter Activities :: Easter Bunny Activities :: Bunny :: Rabbit :: Fine Motor Skills :: Paper Crafts :: 3-D Crafts :: Ms Lil ::
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Bee Unit  ::  Honey Bee Life Cycle Activity  ::  Bee Craft

Bee Unit :: Honey Bee Life Cycle Activity :: Bee Craft

Honey Bees A creative way to teach about Honey Bees and Bee life cycles. Decorate your classroom and teach your kiddos about the beauty and necessity of these beautiful insects. Your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these unique Bee Lanterns. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Honey Bee project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Bees. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Honey Bee activity that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week or two to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on Bees or Bee life cycle cut-outs will take an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I normally have my Kiddos write about each life cycle stage or facts about Bees on the back of the cut-outs. I grew up raising Honey Bees with my Grandfather. I spend lots of time teaching my kids about the amazing benefits of the Honey Bee. Included: • Printed Honey Bee Hive lantern templates • Numerous Bee trims and Life Cycle trims • Cute Bee and Realistic Bee Cut- outs….check out the preview to see everything included!
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Owls Craft  ::  Owl Activity  ::  Owl Art Project

Owls Craft :: Owl Activity :: Owl Art Project

Owls in the Classroom! A creative way to teach about Owls using this unique 3D Owl Craft. Whether hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your students will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these Cute Owls. This Owl Art Project makes an excellent addition to your Owl classroom Décor. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Owl Project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Owls. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Owl project that will take about 2 hours to complete. Or as long, in-depth Owl Research Activity that will take upwards of a week to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 2 hours (coloring and assembly). I often have my kiddos write on the back of the owl lantern and the underside of the Owl wings facts about Owls. With older grades, I have my students do an Owl Research Project. Not only do they have to research about an owl species, they work on recreating their Owl lantern to look as realistic as possible. You can easily use this project to spiral into Owl literature and science in so many ways. Included: • Printed Owl templates • Clear step-by-step instructions • Owl sample photos … check out the preview to see everything included! ********************************************************************** Keywords: :: Owl Craft :: Owl Crafts :: Owl Activity :: Owls in the Family :: Owl craft template :: Owl art :: Owl art project :: Owl lantern :: Owl classroom decoration :: Owl decor :: Owl Zen-tangle :: Owl research project :: Owl models :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil ::
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Chinese New Year  ::  Chinese Lanterns ::  Chinese New Year Craft

Chinese New Year :: Chinese Lanterns :: Chinese New Year Craft

Chinese New Year Lanterns Chinese New Year Activity Sheets A creative way to decorate your classroom for Chinese New Year on January 28th, 2017. Roosters hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these cuties. These units are designed in a Mix & Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities and creative details that you can add. These lantern crafts are great for developing fine motor skills, following the directions and listening skills. I currently teach Kindergarten and my little ones love creating lanterns. I just teach each step in isolation and then put it all together. This is a great activity for buddy classes to work on…again teach the steps in isolation and then put it together. With my buddy class, these lanterns will take a few sessions to complete. In addition, 6 activity worksheets included to enhance learning about Chinese New Year. Included: • 6 Different lantern templates • 8 Different Trim styles and sayings • Chinese coin templates • Curling Ribbons ** If there are additional trim sayings, phrases or lantern designs, please do not hesitate to email your requests. I would be delighted to add them to this template or create a new template package just for you. ********************************************************************* Keywords: :: Chinese New Year Lantern :: Chinese New Year 2017 :: Chinese New Year Activity :: Chinese Lunar New Year :: Chinese Zodiac Animals :: January 28th, 2017 :: Chinese paper lanterns ::
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Pirate Craft ::  Pirate Activities  ::  Fine Motor crafts

Pirate Craft :: Pirate Activities :: Fine Motor crafts

Pirates in the Classroom…Oh My! A wonderful, creative way to decorate your room for a Pirate themed unit. Pirates hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities. Each lantern creation is designed with a printed lantern template and a blank template. Blank templates are intended for your kids to come up with their own designs or you can have your kids color, cut out and glue on the Pirate faces. So many ways to create the Pirate hats using glitter, paper layering, leaves, shredded paper, cotton pieces, tissue paper... Make sure to add the Pirate legs and eye patch…too cute! In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on hats, hair, arms, legs and other bits and pieces will take me an additional 45 to 60 minutes. Included: • Printed lantern templates • Blank lantern template • Cut & Glue-on Pirate Face parts • Sailor trim shirts, peg leg, eye patches and parrots Keywords :: Pirate :: Pirate Craft :: Pirate Activity :: Boy Pirate :: Girl Pirate :: Pirate Captain :: Paper Lantern :: 3D craft :: Fine motor craft :: Ms Lil :: Pirate party : pirate art ::
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Earth Day Craft  ::  Earth Day Activity ::  Earth Craft

Earth Day Craft :: Earth Day Activity :: Earth Craft

Earth Day Cutie! Create this Earth Cutie while teaching environmental education for Earth Day. Decorate your classroom as you teach your kiddos about the beauty and wonder of our Earth. Whether hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your students will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on this unique Earth Day Globes. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Earth Day project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Earth. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities. There are many ways to create these World lanterns using glitter, paper layering, leaves, shredded paper, tissue paper or garbage collected from around the playground. Let your creative juices flow. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Earth Day project that will take about 120 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding the face and body parts will take another 30 minutes. In my classroom I have my kiddos record Earth stories read or write sentences about the Earth on each Hair Strand. I use this Earth Day project as the center piece for my Environmental Education for Earth Day. Included: • Printed World lantern templates • Numerous Earth Day trim slogans • Body parts and Face templates • Crazy Hair template • Beautiful Hearts ….check out the preview to see everything included! *************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Earth Day :: Reduce :: Reuse :: Recycle :: Restore :: Replenish :: Earth Day Craft :: Fine Motor Crafts :: April 22 :: Crafts for Kids :: Earth Day Activities :: Recycling Activities :: Recycling Crafts :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil :: Environmental Education :: World Maps :: Globes :: Montessori :: Earth Day Art
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Honey Bee Life Cycles ::  Bee Crafts  ::  Bee Activities

Honey Bee Life Cycles :: Bee Crafts :: Bee Activities

Bee Life Cycles and Research Writing A versatile Bee Life Cycle Unit that integrates Science, Writing and Art all in one great unit. Minimal prep and easy construction…perfect for the busy classroom. Is easily adaptable for researching all types of bees: Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Mason Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and any solitary Bee. Check it out to see all the options for easy differentiation in any classroom and grade level. Develop Fine Motor Skills in… :: coloring :: painting :: :: gluing :: cutting :: :: following directions :: Perfect for … :: Centers :: Morning Work :: :: Art Class :: Writing :: :: Literacy Extensions :: :: Social Studies/Cultural Studies ::
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Chinese New Year Lantern 2018  ::  Year of the Dog Craft  ::  Dog Lantern Craft

Chinese New Year Lantern 2018 :: Year of the Dog Craft :: Dog Lantern Craft

Year of the Dog Chinese Lanterns Year of the Dog Activity Sheets A creative way to decorate your classroom for Chinese New Year on February 16th, 2018. Dogs hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these cuties. These units are designed in a Mix & Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities and creative details that you can add. These lantern crafts are great for developing fine motor skills, following the directions and listening skills. I currently teach Kindergarten and my little ones love creating lanterns. I just teach each step in isolation and then put it all together. This is a great activity for buddy classes to work on…again teach the steps in isolation and then put it together. With my buddy class, these lanterns will take a few sessions to complete. In addition, activity worksheets included to enhance learning about the Year of the Dog and Chinese New Year. Included: • 6 Different lantern templates • 8 Different Trim styles and sayings • Chinese coin templates • Curling Ribbons • Can, Have, Are charts ~ Year of the Dog :: Dogs :: Chinese New Year • Circle Charts ~ Year of the Dog :: Dogs :: Chinese New Year ** If there are additional trim sayings, phrases or lantern designs, please do not hesitate to email your requests. I would be delighted to add them to this template or create a new template package just for you. ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Dog Craft :: Chinese New Year Lantern :: Year of the Dog :: Chinese New Year Activity :: Chinese Lunar New Year :: Chinese Zodiac Animals :: February 16th, 2018 :: Spring Festival :: Brown Earth Dog
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Chinese New Year Lantern 2018  ::  Year of the Dog Craft  ::  Dog Lantern Craft

Chinese New Year Lantern 2018 :: Year of the Dog Craft :: Dog Lantern Craft

Year of the Dog Chinese Lanterns Year of the Dog Activity Sheets A creative way to decorate your classroom for Chinese New Year on February 16th, 2018. Dogs hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these cuties. These units are designed in a Mix & Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities and creative details that you can add. These lantern crafts are great for developing fine motor skills, following the directions and listening skills. I currently teach Kindergarten and my little ones love creating lanterns. I just teach each step in isolation and then put it all together. This is a great activity for buddy classes to work on…again teach the steps in isolation and then put it together. With my buddy class, these lanterns will take a few sessions to complete. In addition, activity worksheets included to enhance learning about the Year of the Dog and Chinese New Year. Included: • 6 Different lantern templates • 8 Different Trim styles and sayings • Chinese coin templates • Curling Ribbons • Can, Have, Are charts ~ Year of the Dog :: Dogs :: Chinese New Year • Circle Charts ~ Year of the Dog :: Dogs :: Chinese New Year ** If there are additional trim sayings, phrases or lantern designs, please do not hesitate to email your requests. I would be delighted to add them to this template or create a new template package just for you. ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Dog Craft :: Chinese New Year Lantern :: Year of the Dog :: Chinese New Year Activity :: Chinese Lunar New Year :: Chinese Zodiac Animals :: February 16th, 2018 :: Spring Festival :: Brown Earth Dog
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Poppy Craft  ::  Remembrance Day  ::  Memorial Day  ::  Anzac Day

Poppy Craft :: Remembrance Day :: Memorial Day :: Anzac Day

Honour the Memory. Never Forget. A wonderful Poppy Project to honor Remembrance Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and Anzac Day. There are 12 lantern designs and 14 trim sets with various messages of Remembrance. These units are created in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Poppy project that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on large Poppies or Message Ribbons will take an additional 45 to 60 minute blocks of time. I normally read a Peace storybook for my Kiddos. Then we create one large Poppy circle for each Peace related book, writing and drawing one element from the story that is important. Use this Peace project as the center piece for your Remembrance, Veterans, Anzac or Memorial Day units. In Elementary grades, keep this project simple. Colour or paint the lanterns. On the back of the flower embellishments have the kids write a sentence about what Peace Is. I love reading Todd Parr's book...Peace Is. In Intermediate Grades, on the back of the Poppies, have your kiddos research the different wars...record the name of the war and the death toll. I always find it shocking the number of people who have died to keep us safe. We shall never forget... In High School, especially in Grade 11 Socials, get the kids to research one of the wars or peace keeping missions. Either have them draw on or behind the words images of peace/war. Use the flowers or their own symbols of peace to add notes about their research. :: Poppy Craft :: Peace Poppies :: Fine Motor Crafts :: Poppy Crafts for Kids :: Poppy Activities :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil :: Remembrance Day Craft :: Veteran's Day Craft :: Memorial Day Craft :: Anzac Day Craft :: Remembrance Day Activity :: Veteran's Day Activity :: Memorial Day Activity :: Anzac Day Activity ::
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Elf  Craft  ::  Christmas Activities

Elf Craft :: Christmas Activities

Christmas Crafts for the Classroom A wonderful, creative way to decorate your room for the Holidays with this Elf Lantern Craft. Elves hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches Christmas Elf crafts. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students…so many possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Elf craft that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth Elf project that will take upwards of a week or two to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on Elf pieces will take an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I normally have my Kiddos write about Elves on the back of the legs, arms and lantern itself. Included: • Printed Elf lantern templates • Numerous Elf “clothing outfit” trims • Elf Hats….check out the preview to see everything included! ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Elf Craft :: Elf Activity :: Christmas Craft :: Christmas Activity :: Elf Christmas :: Elf Crafts for Kids :: Paper Lantern :: 3D Craft :: Elf Theme :: Ms Lil :: Elf Decorations :: Christmas Decorations ::
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Peace Craft ::  Peace Activity

Peace Craft :: Peace Activity

Honor the Memory. Never Forget. A wonderful Peace Project to honor Remembrance Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Anzac Day and Martin Luther King. Four lantern designs are included: Peace, Love, Hope and the symbol of Peace. These units are created in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Peace project that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on each Peace Symbol will take an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I normally read a Peace storybook for my Kiddos. Then we create one Symbol for each Peace related book, writing and drawing one element that is important. Use this Peace project as the center piece for your Remembrance, Veterans, Anzac or Memorial Day units In Elementary grades, keep this project simple. Colour or paint the lanterns. On the back of the flower embellishments have the kids write a sentence about what Peace Is. I love reading Todd Parr's book...Peace Is. In Intermediate Grades, teach the kids the art of Zen Tangles. Have them create beautiful patterns and tangles. On the back of the flowers, get the kids to research the different wars...record the name of the war and the death toll. I always find it shocking the number of people who have died to keep us safe. We shall never forget... In High School, especially in Grade 11 Socials, get the kids to research one of the wars or peace keeping missions. Either have them draw on or behind the words images of peace/war. Use the flowers or their own symbols of peace to add notes about their research. . Included: • Printed Peace lantern templates • Numerous Peace related trims • Beautiful Peace symbols and flowers ….check out the preview to see everything included ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Peace Craft :: Earth Day Craft :: Fine Motor Crafts :: Crafts for Kids :: Peace Activities :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil :: Remembrance Day Craft :: Veteran's Day Craft :: Memorial Day Craft :: Anzac Day Craft :: Remembrance Day Activity :: Veteran's Day Activity :: Memorial Day Activity :: Anzac Day Activity ::
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Canada Day Craft ::  Canada 150  :: Canada Flag  ::  July 1st

Canada Day Craft :: Canada 150 :: Canada Flag :: July 1st

Canada Day Craft :: Canada 150 Celebrate Canada Day with this great Canadian craft. Use as a ceiling decoration, wind sock, kite and research project all rolled into one kid-friendly, teacher-easy Canada Day craftivity . Templates include Canada Flag, Maple Leaves, and Canadian Anthem. This craft is also appropriate for Victoria Day and Canada 150 Celebrations These units are designed in a Mix and Match format . You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. These lanterns are great for developing listening and fine motor skills. There are so many different possibilities to create the perfect lantern to celebrate Canada Day and as an art project when studying our great country of Canada! Each lantern creation is designed with a printed lantern template and many options for the top and bottom trims. These lanterns look great when adorned with maple leaves and streamers. Included : • Various Canada themed lantern templates • Numerous Canadian slogans related trims • Check out the preview to see everything included!
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Leprechaun Craft  ::  St. Patrick’s Day

Leprechaun Craft :: St. Patrick’s Day

Leprechauns! Leprechauns! A creative way to decorate your classroom for St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these cuties. These Leprechaun crafts are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening, paying attention to details and following directions. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities. Each Leprechaun creation is designed with a printed templates. Before we start the creation process, I have my older kiddos research and write facts they have found about Leprechauns on the back of the beard and on the legs. With my Kindies, we write keys and simple sentences on the back of the legs and the hat strips. Included: • Printed templates • Teacher tips and hints • Clear concise directions with pictures • Leprechaun legs, arms and embellishments….check out the preview to see everything included ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: St Patrick’s Day :: St Patricks Day :: St. Patrick's Day Actvities :: Leprechaun :: Leprechaun :: March Crafts :: paper crafts :: Ms Lil ::
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Lorax Craft  ::  Lorax Activity  ::  Earth Day Craft

Lorax Craft :: Lorax Activity :: Earth Day Craft

I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees! The Lorax is the superhero of Earth Day. This Lorax activity is the perfect way to decorate your classroom and teach your kiddos about Earth Day. Whether hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these cuties. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Even my smallest kiddos can cut out the Lorax pieces. Embedded within this Lorax project are several activities for your kiddos…coloring, printing skills or writing. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities and various cutting templates. Each Lorax lantern creation is designed with printed templates. As an option, before we start the lantern creation phase, I have my older kiddos research and write facts they have found about key environmental issues on the back of the lantern, on the arms and the legs. With my Kindies, we will write key words, draw pictures or write simple sentences. On the “body” of the Lorax the kids can copy the “Unless, someone like you”…phrase or design their own. There are so many ways to create the Lorax lanterns using glitter, paper layering, leaves, shredded paper, tissue paper... Make sure to add the Lorax legs and arms…too cute! In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring & assembly) . Depending on if I am doing additional extensions or research, the lanterns will take me longer. I break up the creation process into small chunks, working on one piece at a time to ensure that my kids do the best job that they can. I make sure to always model each step of the lantern. Included: • Printed lantern templates • Glue-on Lorax Face parts • Lorax legs, arms and embellishments….check out the preview to see everything included ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Lorax :: The Lorax :: Earth Day :: Dr. Seuss :: Lorax Craft :: Lorax Activity :: Earth Day Craft :: Earth Day Activity :: Fine Motor Crafts :: April 22 :: Crafts for Kids :: Lorax Writing :: Truffula Trees :: Lorax Earth Day Craft :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil ::
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Recycling Earth Day Craft  ::  Environmental Craft  ::  Earth Day Activities

Recycling Earth Day Craft :: Environmental Craft :: Earth Day Activities

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…even Replenish and Restore! A creative way to teach environmental education for Earth Day. Decorate your classroom and teach your kiddos about the Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - and the additional R’s – Replenish and Restore. Whether hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the shelf, your kiddos will love creating and putting on their own personal touches on these unique Earth Day Globes. Paper lanterns are great for developing fine motor skills such as: folding, coloring, painting, gluing, cutting, listening and following directions. Embedded within this Earth Day project there are several activities to extend your students learning about the Earth. These units are designed in a Mix and Match format. You are able to pick the pieces that you want, depending on the needs and the abilities of your students. There are so many different possibilities and various cutting templates. There are so many ways to create these World lanterns using glitter, paper layering, leaves, shredded paper, tissue paper or garbage collected from around the playground. This unit can be approached in several ways. Either as a quick Earth Day project that will take about 90 minutes to complete. Or as long, in-depth project that will take upwards of a week to complete. In my classroom, creating the basic lantern will take my kiddos about 90 minutes (coloring and assembly). Adding on each Big R arrow will take me an additional 45 to 60 minute block of time. I like to spend time reading, brainstorming, writing and drawing with my students about each of the Big R’s. I use this Earth Day lantern project as the center piece for my Environmental Education. Included: • Printed World lantern templates • Numerous Earth Day trim slogans • Big R arrows in various styles ….check out the preview to see everything included! ***************************************************************************** Keywords: :: Earth Day :: Three R’s :: Reduce :: Reuse :: Recycle :: Restore :: Replenish :: Earth Day Craft :: Fine Motor Crafts :: April 22 :: Crafts for Kids :: Earth Day Activity :: Recycling Activities :: Recycling Crafts :: Paper Lantern :: Ms Lil :: Environmental Education :: World Maps :: Globes :: Montessori :: Earth Day Art. ::
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Free Black Simple Name Plates

Free Black Simple Name Plates

Free simple black name plates. I created these simple name plates to be used inside my kiddos pencil box lids. These are a great reference for numbers from 1 to 20 and lower case letters.
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Free Substitute Forms - Teacher Forms ::  Just print, prep and go!

Free Substitute Forms - Teacher Forms :: Just print, prep and go!

Quick and easy commiunication forms for Teachers, Teachers On Call and Substitutes. 10 different colourful designs. Substitutes, Teachers On Call or TTOC’s... All teachers really want while they were gone, is a quick overview of the day and any behaviour issues. Teachers will really appreciate this clear and simple format. Just print off the “While you were out…” sheet. In less than 10 minutes, you will be able to let the teacher what happened throughout day...teachers will love you for this! Teachers... All substitute teachers really want is a quick glance at any out of the norm routines/activities and a heads up about any student or parent issues that may come up during the day. Substitutes will really appreciate this quick and easy format. Print off “Thanks for coming in…” and "While you were out…” back to back. Just prep and go! Included: • 12 colourful outlined templates • 6 colourful background formatted templates • 1 Substitute Tip sheet • When in the adobe, you can easily add text on top of the communication form by clicking on the ABC tab. Thanks for checking out my creations by Ms. Lil
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