is a great project to use at the beginning of the year, but
they are also fun for anytime of the year. I always
put them in an area of the room that is difficult to reach.
They stay up all year and add a lot of color to the room.
Each student is given a giant letter to
cut out and decorate for the first initial of their name. I copied the letters on colored construction paper.
Each student decorated his/her letter with a band-aid
--like "skinned knee D" from Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom. I send a
letter home to ask for special, fun type bandaids. They also can use stickers of
different shapes. Lakeshore Educational supplies has a
large package of these geometric and basic shape stickers, crayons, etc.
They come in handy for lots of different projects. Lakeshore has a
online catalog order if you don't have a store near you.
Any kind of stickers would work.
I laminated the letters after they were
These letters are displayed on a
bulletin board that is very high in our room. They add a bit of
color and I leave them up all year long to avoid having to climb the
you would like to order a set of the alphabet letters and the
parent letter shown, they are available for $5. Both the
alphabet letters and parent letter (asking for Band-Aid
donations) will be sent to you via e-mail. They are in PDF
format and easily printed.
3. School Bus Art
This is one of my favorite September
projects. It was shared by my friend, Kerry. We trade lots of
ideas. I think that she may have gotten it on the web
An paper type egg carton was painted
bright yellow. After it has dried, children's pictures that have
been cut out of magazines are glued behind the holes in the egg carton to
look like children riding on the bus. Round, black construction
paper circles are cut out for the wheels. Too cute!
Click on the picture below to enlarge.