1. made out of construction paper
2. don't take a lot of prep
3. can be used with my all my elementary grades K-5.
If it doesn't have these characteristics, forget it.
Here are two super easy crafts you can incorporate for spring and hopefully, the weather follows! With these basic crafts, you can work on tons of goals.
Flowers and Clouds:
First, you will need some supplies:
For the Flowers:
- Green construction paper strips for stems
- Green leaves cut out
- Cupcake wrappers
For the Clouds:
I can usually cut out around 5-6 pieces each when I fold the construction paper. For more craft tips, check out this fun video from Crazy Speech World!
My kindergarten and first grade students made the clouds. Write on the raindrops to address goals. Here are some ideas:
- Write out CVC or consonant blend words on the raindrops and have students read them.
- Write out words and have students arrange them to make sentences
- See how many rhyming words students can come up with and write them on the raindrops
Then, have students tape yarn onto the back of the cloud and tape raindrops onto the yarn. To make them fancy smancy, add some cotton balls.
They are adorable!
I had my second grade through fifth grade students make flowers. It's amazing how kids never get too old for crafts.
For my younger kiddos, I wrote antonyms on the leaves and had them match them up in pairs. For my older students, we used this craft to help prepare for the Ohio Achievement Assessment (coming up in April). We discussed various vocabulary terms such as "compare, edit, contrast, classify, predict, calculate, and infer." Then, they had to choose two to write the definitions on each leaf.
Tape the leaves on the stem and top it with a cupcake wrapper. Cute!
I don't like to brag, but I have received a LOT of compliments on these simple crafts. The teachers and students passing by are loving having a little spring in the hallway. I hope they bring some sunshine your way as well!