At the start of the week, to get my students' creative juices flowing, I had them create this folded house project. My directions were to decorate their house for winter or Christmas or Hanukkah or a combination. We brainstormed things you might see inside and outside a house in the winter and activities kids might do outside in the winter. I heard "build an igloo" and "go skiing" and "make snow angels". We had a chance to "think chilly", even though it was 80 degrees outside. Here are some finished warm winter houses.
This student enjoys art. In her house, she really thought about the details and I especially love her window.
This house was created by one of my boys. I think he added some fun details and I just love the backyard snowball fight.
Here are the step-by-step folding directions:
I have used this project to create spooky Halloween houses, Thanksgiving houses, and summer houses.
My kids really had a ball this week. They were relaxed, chatting with friends, and having FUN! I guess I met my goal!
Today I whipped up this parts of speech chart. I'm going to have the kids use it to name nouns, verbs, and adjectives from their houses. Click ❆HERE❆ to download a copy.
Looking for a memorable gift for students to give family members? Check out my guest post, Silver Packages, on Sunny Days in Second Grade. Students have to think about what it means to "owe a debt" of gratitude to someone and create a silver package for them. You will love it!
I hope you and your students enjoy these projects!