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Kevin Henke’ story “Chrysanthemum” is perfect for introducing name activities. It’s one of my favorite back to school books.
His story was the inspiration for this quick, easy and fun “print & go” name craftivity.
Simply choose which name slider you want your kiddos to make. There are 6 options.
I like my students to get some practice in making choices, so I run all of them off.
There are 4 sliders on a one-page pattern, so they are just the right size for little ones to hold and manipulate. This also conserves paper & ink.
I’ve included black and white patterns for kiddos to color, as well as templates in color, so that you can quickly and easily make examples to share.
Mounting them on construction paper gives a splash of color and makes them sturdier.
Run off the boxed “slider strips”, as well as the blank strips and trim.
Children color Chrysanthemum, then write their name on the “slider” strip, by writing a letter in each box.
If you have PK kiddos who don’t know how to write their name, you can have slider strips already written for them, or provide a name card for them to copy.
I’ve included 6 matching name cards if you’d like to use these.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a super-fun school year.