First grade Parent's Christmas gifts???

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  1. srfjeld

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    Hi,

    I'm a newish teacher trying to decide what I should have my first graders make for their parents Christmas presents. Last year I had help from an art teacher but she is no longer at our school.

    What will you have your kids make?

    Thank you,

    Stephanie
     
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  3. zoey'smom

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    When I taught First Grade we made Snowmen containers out of pringle cans and filled them with hard candy or popcorn.

    1. Cover the can with white construction paper. I just taped it on the back.

    2. Make a face and add buttons. You can have them glue on things or draw with markers.

    3. Add a scarf. Tie a thick Christmas ribbon.

    4. Then for the hat I bought kids white socks with red or blue stripes. I cut off the top part and tie the part where I cut with a piece of yarn and put it on top of the can. It looks like a stocking cap.

    5. Don't forget to fill with candy or popcorn.

    Also, I would use the other part of the socks to make puppets.
     
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    Take 3 popsicle sticks and paint them white. Glue them together criss crossed, kind of like an X. Put a little picture of the child on the middle. Sprinkle glitter on it. It is a snowflake. Glue a ribbon on the back so it can hang from a tree. I actually was at the craft store this evening and bought some glitter.
     
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    make 'salt dough' - I think the recipe is 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water -

    The kids can make anything - a dish, a bowl, a little sculpture, or even a handprint. Bake the dough in an oven or air-dry and when it's dry, have the students paint it with tempera paint.



    http://kids.creativity-portal.com/d/recipes/salt.dough.shtml
     

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