Category Archives: 1st Grade

FOLLOW THE STAR COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

You know that from now until Christmas the kids are going to ask, many times, “How many days ’til Christmas?”┬áHelp them make a countdown calendar like this one so they can see how many days are left.┬áThe star is the … Continue reading

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LETS MOVE IT

I believe that it was on Artsonia that I saw a project like this a couple of years ago and thought it was a great lesson for the kids. The class started this by discussing how we know an animal … Continue reading

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LADYBUG

I think ladybugs are fascinating little insects.Here is an interesting fact about ladybugs. Different ladybugs have different numbers of spots. Some have no spots while some have as many as twenty four. This is a 1st grade project to improve … Continue reading

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ANIMAL MASKS

Last year the first grade students and I had the best time doing this project. We asked their teacher to leave the room while we made animal masks and practiced a song to sing (or recite) to her. The kids … Continue reading

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PAPER BAG BUILD-A-PUPPET

We named this project “Lunch Bag Build A Puppet.” The only supplies needed, other than colored markers and a glue stick, are a brown lunch bag and the animal features copied on white construction paper. Patterns are included in this … Continue reading

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TROPICAL FISH

Tropical fish, in pictures anyway, always seem to have bright, beautiful coloring. Since calendar pictures are also bright and glossy, they seemed to be the perfect scales for our fish. So, this project uses calendar pictures, colored markers, chalk, glue … Continue reading

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LOADS OF TOADS

Our 1st Grade teacher actually named this project, “Toad”ally Awesome,” for us. Notice the different shapes, designs and color combinations the kids use. This project uses a toad picture to color (pattern included), black construction paper, colored markers, scissors and … Continue reading

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FROGS IN PERSPECTIVE

This 1st Grade project was on perspective, the closer an object is the larger and closer to the bottom of the page it is and the further away the object is the small and closer to the top of the … Continue reading

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