Want to keep engagement high, while still targeting those tricky standards? Well, I have two little words for you . . . WEARABLE WORK. Yep. It’s that simple. If primary kiddos can put an activity some place on their little bodies I promise that they will be all about whatever you are dishing out.
IN THEIR SHOES
Before I launch into a bunch of ideas, I have one thought to share. The possibilities are endless with wearable work. All you just have slip yourself into the shoes of students. If a kid can wear it, engagement goes through the roof. Case in point . . . think about all of the projects that we do that are NOT wearable. Yet, somehow our little sweeties figure out a way to “put it on.” Here are a few ideas for you today . . . most are very little prep and can be used with any standard under the sun.
PAPER BAG VESTS
SENTENCE STRIP HATS
- Main Idea will never be the same now that you can slap it all over your noggin. The kids get SO into pulling a main idea card and developing supporting details. This also can be used in conjunction with any literature piece. If you want all the pieces and parts, this hat is part of my Main Idea Packet.
- 100th Day hats are not new, but how about if we toss in ten frames and facts to ten? I ran with this one the year I taught kinder. See it in action, HERE.
- Pronoun Power Bands are my latest idea. Students are asked to come up with corresponding nouns for some of the top pronouns (he, she, it, they, and we). This is in the plan for an upcoming week. You can bet that we will take the time to cruise the room and read each other’s creations. You can read more about them, HERE.