This is a super simple board that showcases the student’s work.
Cover the back with yellow and use a fun border with children on it to go around the board.
In class, the children work on
making a paper plate that will resemble their faces. While looking into the a mirror ,they focus on hair and eye color. Once the paper plate is done the student’s are asked a number of questions and to follow are the answers which are written on a piece of paper and used to cover the paper plate faces.
- I have hair.
- I have eyes.
- My favorite color is .
- Who am I?
For older children you may want to ask other questions.
These are great guessing game for when parents drop off and pick up their kids from school.
I made this board once at the beginning of the year and the next year I made it to showcase the children’s name writing skills.
All you need to do is make popcorn shapes; you will need one for each child and a bunch of other pieces to fill the bucket. Make a big popcorn bucket from white butcher paper and paint red stripes on it. I think that blue is a great color for the background.
If you do this board for the beginning of the year, type and print out the children’s names and paste each name on a popcorn shape. But if you do it during the year, then have the children write their own names on the popcorn pieces.
And now put the board together!
I got the idea for this board from the internet but added a little twist to it. Before putting up the board, it is best to prepare the crayon box, crayons, and title.
- I made a 3D crayon box by using small box lids ( empty tissue boxes should work too). Place the boxes in the shape of a crayon box then tape them together. Cover it with yellow butcher paper and draw the details to resemble a box of crayons. The top part is made of butcher paper and it is taped to the box. I also add a thin piece of paper along the bottom of the box which is stapled to the board.
- Make a crayon for each child and remember to use various vibrant colors. Type and print out the children’s names to paste to the crayons. Don’t forget to laminate them!
- Use the die cut machine to cut out the title. I used yellow for the title because it looks great against the black. Paste the words on black paper and laminate them. Now it is time to put the board together. The best color to use for the background is black. After putting up the black butcher paper, staple the top and bottom of the crayon box to one side of the board and the title on the other side. Scatter the children’s crayons around the title. Don’t forget the boarder!