27 November, 2015

Christmas Crafts for Fifth Graders

I love making Christmas crafts with my fifth grades. We have been a little crazy in previous years. Here are some of the crafts we have done in just the last two years:

Construction paper wreaths

Paper ice cream cone ornaments

Gift box wreaths

Thumb print Christmas light cards

Woven paper ornament

Snowman in a jar

This year I am planning on doing most (or all of) these wonderful looking crafts (along with some I have done in past years):

Cinnamon ornaments

Monogramed felt ornaments

Sled ornaments

Shoebox Floats

This is the second year that I have given the assignment of a shoebox float along with the traditional state report to my students. They had fun making them and I loved looking at them. The assignment was simple: Create a float in a box the size of a shoebox. The only requirements are that the box needs to be entirely covered, the state name needs to be present, the state motto, and the state flag. The students could also decorate with other key features of that state. Look at some of my students' creations.