6 original, imaginative poems, questions, and draw
Grandparent's Day: Grandmas and Grandpas Are... Poem and Draw
For Pre-K through 2nd Grade
This is a sweet, gentle poem to rehearse and recite for your grandparents. The simple poem has a repeating element that makes it recitable even for our youngest of reciters. The poem is followed by an easy creative task of drawing 3 pictures about our grandparents. We create a "Grandparent's Bulletin Board" by centering the poem on the board and encircling the poem with our creatively drawn pictures as well as photographs of our grandparents. This bulletin brings perpetual heartwarming smiles to students, parents, and grandparents alike.
This is a precious activity to honor and celebrate your grandparents.
The Peace Tree: Poem, Questions, Draw
Best for Grades 1-3
5 questions to answer and 1 creative picture to draw
The International Day of Peace for 2016 is Wednesday, September 21. All around the world, schools, communities, and organizations will be celebrating the beauty and strength of getting along and caring for our neighbors. Together we are stronger. Together we will shine.
This gentle little poem tells the story of an opportunity for helping encourage working together, being together, and creating community. I hope it stirs a lovely spark of peace in your classroom. We created a "Peace" bulletin board with the poem centered in the middle, our peace tree drawings encircling the poem, and added pictures we found of neighbors caring for one another and working together to help others. We can teach peace. We can encourage peace. We can build strong bridges of hope and promise and trust between our neighbors. And we must.
Halloween and the Costume Trunk Poem and Draw
Best for grades K-3
Imaginative poem about the excitement and creativity abounding when a group of siblings, cousins, and friends rummage through the contents of a huge old costume trunk to create the perfect Halloween costume for each one of them. The costume creating culminates in a big parade through the backyard for their families. The day ends with treats and happy smiles. The poem is followed by 2 pictures to draw.
We created a colorful, exciting Halloween bulletin board with the students pictures encircling the words to this imaginative little poem. We added pictures we found of pumpkins.
Thanksgiving Name Cards: Poem, Questions, and Draw
Best for grades 1-3
A Poem, 4 Questions, and A Picture to Draw
This little poem talks about one family's tradition to invite others over to share in Thanksgiving dinner. The youngest family member has the important task of creating a beautiful name card for each guest in attendance. The "name card making task" talked about in this poem is an excellent task for any primary/elementary student. Everyone needs to feel connected and as if they have an important contribution to make.We created a beautiful and very colorful bulletin board filled with each student's ideas for awesome Thanksgiving Name Cards. We placed the poem in the center of the bulletin board with all of the name card ideas all around it. We share this poem with our families and many of our name card ideas find their way to Thanksgiving dinner tables!!!
500 Scarves For Christmas: Poem, Questions, and Draw
Best for grades 2-4
This poem is about a school doing a special scarf making Christmas project for their community. Everyone in every grade helped to tie 500 scarves which were then given to community neighbors in need of a warm gift. There is something amazing that happens in a school (or in any organization for that matter) when everyone works together to make and give something to someone else. Something they never asked for, but something each one surely needs. This poem is followed by a few comprehension and reflective questions, as well as a picture to draw. We made a colorful, creative bulletin out of the students' drawings, which we framed around a copy of the poem. We also added to the bulletin board our ideas for other projects we could do that would help our community neighbors. We titled the board, "Christmas Giving." It made us think a lot and prompted some excellent classroom discussions.
Christmas Cookies: A Poem, A Recipe, & Two Pictures to Draw
Best for Pre-K through 2nd Grade Students
A fun, precious, delicious family tradition; making Christmas Cookies together!
Here is a sweet, gentle, happy poem about the great fun of cousins gathering to make cookies on Christmas Eve Day. The poem is followed by a simple yummy family cut-out cookie recipe. The recipe is followed by 2 pictures to creatively draw of you and your family making cookies.
We created a beautiful, colorful December bulletin board with the poem centered in the middle, surrounded by our lovely creative drawings, and also special family cookie recipes brought in by our students. We copied all of the recipes and compiled them into a book which we illustrated and shared as a Christmas gift with our families.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create original poetry and songs to support and enhance curricular content, celebrate holidays, stir imaginations, and help build meaningful connections to learning.