My students were having a difficult time grasping the concept of the distributive property of multiplication. So, I made this activity up for a hands on approach to this concept. I used this lesson in February (Valentine's Day) however, when I created this lesson to sell, I made clover leafs and Easter eggs too.
In this lesson, there is a teacher resource page that could be used on the over head or just for your resource. It describes the distributive property in detail and shows different examples.
There is also a worksheet, that I have students do after I give the initial instruction on the concept itself. This allows me to assess what the students know. This worksheet can also be used as homework or an assessment.