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Rainbow Giraffes

“There are people who can achieve huge success in life, while adding a bit of fun and a splash of colour to this increasingly grey world.” -Peter James

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Check out these cute giraffes, a fun activity to start off the day! All you need to give your students is a pre-cut giraffe figure with yellow and pink construction paper. Then, you can prepare smaller rectangles of different colours for your little ones to cut into small strips. Dont’ forget the spots too- Glitter or scrunched up tissue paper would look amazing : )

Duration: 15-30 min

Materials:
– Assorted Construction Paper
– Black Permanent Marker
– Tissue Paper
– Glue

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Autumn Colours

“Fall has always been my favourite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” -Lauren deStefano

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I hope it’s not too late to post this craft activity ūüôā Most leaves may have fallen off already, but¬†we can still reminisce the beauty of autumn¬†by putting together¬†our very own tree with vibrant colours and swirling leaves.

Duration: 20 – 30 min

Materials: 
– Construction Paper
– Tissue Paper
РPre-cut leaves 
– Scissors and White Glue

 

Here are some tips:
– Use the back of a pencil to shape and scrunch up tissue paper
–¬†Prepare some¬†pre-cut leaves with a paper leaf cutter

 

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Thanksgiving Autumn Craft

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur WardIMAG2070.jpg

This year, I taught my younger students a combined autumn and thanksgiving craft which consists of a free drawing, paper scarecrow and colourful turkey.

As the class settles in, I usually ask my students to do a free drawing, which can be anything that they feel like creating in the moment. This project is great because I can incorporate their drawing along with the main class activity. It also allows students to work at their own pace and add layers to their work.

To simplify materials, I gave each student pre-cut rectangular pieces of construction paper (yellow, orange, brown, black and one other colour of their choice). They could then modify and cut out shapes for their scarecrow.

Duration: 60-75min

Materials:
– Construction Paper (various colours)
– Tissue Paper
– Black Marker
– White Paper
– Pencil Crayons/Markers

Here are some cool examples, including one from a student who absolutely loves mustaches!