Classroom Activities for Teachers
Westcott, creators of the World’s Favorite Scissors, brings you these simple craft projects for your classroom. The ideas are fun, easy, and safe with Westcott® Kids Scissors With Microban Protection!
Use this fun insect to encourage students to practice forming letters and spelling their names!
Looking at Letters
Practice letter identification and scissors skills with this colorful cutting activity.
Snip, Clip, Letters!
Emphasize letter knowledge and fine-motor skills with a jumbo letter and fun paper.
A Long Book
Kids practice identifying long-vowel sounds with this fun cut- and-paste booklet.
Words Like Pig
Use this fun paper topper to encourage youngsters in word-family learning.
With a bookmark like this, every child will be eager to read more!
Book Character Replay
Use this project to encourage students to recall story details and reenact favorite tales!
Students love retelling favorite jokes and funny stories.
Post these pockets and encourage children to write messages to classmates.
Encourage creative writing with these baby birds.
Enhance any literature study with this bright project! Students creatively depict scenes and people from a story and then use their writing and deductive skills to explain the importance of the picture.
Pop-Up Parts of Speech
Students learn all about language with these fun pop-up projects. Use them as flash cards for a class game or language arts center.
My Favorite Book
Students inspire classmates to read with these heartfelt book reports.
Expand creativity, individuality, and color skills with a display of crazy faces and hairstyles.
Youngsters will love making their own artwork into puzzles. Set the finished projects at a center or save them for free time.
So Many Shapes
Practice shapes, color names, and other skills with a simple paper-cutting project.
Order's up! A hands-on pizza wheel is perfect for introducing fractions.
Students will jump at this chance to practice skip-counting! Alter the activity with other number intervals, such as counting by 2s or by 5s.
Reinforce number recognition and counting skills!
Students share a few of their favorite things with this terrific triangle project. Try it with other shapes too—circles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, or even student-created shapes.
Equal Ice Pop
Refresh fraction knowledge with this math game! Have each student create a set; then mix the completed projects and have students re-sort them for a fun review.
Rainbow of Foods
Vegetables and fruits are more than just healthy—they're colorful too! Invite students to share their favorite fruits and vegetables and spur a conversation about good food choices.
Quite a Lion
The king of the jungle comes to your classroom with a simple paper-plate project.
Celebrate spring or launch a discussion on cultural celebrations with these brilliant cherry blossom crafts.
This marker project makes for a great explanation of scientific terms such as chlorophyll and the color change in autumn leaves. Add the leaves to a fall display or use them to create a mobile.
Dive right in with this fun aquatic friend—use it as a visual aid to discuss pond habitats or turtle traits.
Cool Penguin Puppet
Perfect following a discussion of penguin species and camouflage—or simply for wintertime fun!
Did You Hear?
Use this project after a discussion of different animals' hearing and how their ears are adapted for their environments.
A colorful display to wrap up a study of animal life cycles.
Weaving a Web
Encourage students to investigate the types of webs spiders weave.
Watch your student stars shine as they show off their knowledge of constellations. Try darkening the room and holding a flashlight in the open end of the tube; with the project near a flat surface or wall, the constellation shines through!
Use this 3-D flower to show off science skills and to brighten the classroom.
Students can use this booklet to summarize what they've learned about metamorphosis—or simply for creative writing!
Springtime activities are near! Brighten the classroom with pleasant craft kites!
These pleasant pumpkins make for a great seasonal science display!
These colorful umbrellas are perfect for a springtime display. Add raindrops, clouds, and a seasonal title.
Showcase the season with a summer window hanger. Adapt it for other seasons too: pumpkins in October, snowmen in December, and even shamrocks in March.
No matter what the weather, this snowball project is cool!
Ring in the season of spring with this adorable bell!
A great gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day, this project encourages a student to share love for his or her parents.
Birthdays, seasonal parties, or year-end celebrations—this project is perfectly adaptable to any occasion.
Sunshine masks are versatile and are perfect for storytelling, gross-motor play, and even science exploration.
Trace, Cut, Glue
Here's a fine-motor workout with colorful results! Adapt the activity with seasonal shapes and colors.
Enliven a classroom celebration with these fun wands. Or add them to a dance when your kids need to get their wiggles out!
A Musical Interlude
Enforce fine-motor development, introduce rhythm, and practice cooperation with simple and fun instruments.
Ready Your Wand!
This magical wand is great for practicing letters, shapes, and numbers!
Wrap up a study of shapes, letter or numbers. So many possibilities!
Family of Three
This project is perfect for storytelling, comparative adjectives, and science observation.
Cereal Box Diorama
A fun activity for any curriculum! Adapt it to showcase a book report, a science display, social studies research, and more.
Dreams for the World
A colorful critical-thinking project to remind youngsters to help others and believe in themselves.
Proud as a Peacock
Use the projects to display students' best work or to recognize excellent behavior!
Colors That Pop!
Bright and vivid, this project provides a fun way to explore colors.
Ease getting-to-know-you anxiety with a creative sharing project.
Have students craft their own homes, apartments, and other community buildings to create a great neighborhood display.
Isn't it exciting that we're special in different ways? Highlight the strengths in your classroom by having each child complete this confidence-boosting craft. Display the completed projects side-by-side to make a quilt.
With this clever map skills craft, your students will enjoy making up their own adventures.
This Is Me
Represent history by displaying the important events in students' lives! These look great displayed in a media center or featured for open house.
Have students create houses to resemble those in other parts of the country or world.
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