Directions for Use: This teaching tool is intended to assist with group planning. Use these materials to create a visual of the groups you have pre-determined. If you post the group assignments on the wall, staff members working with the children will know immediately who they are working with for any given activity. When you are working with children who have difficulty waiting or managing spare time, these organizational tools can make a world of difference. Eliminate idle time, maximize learning time! 1. Print the “______’s Stars” page on cardstock. Add the Instructor’s name. Laminate. 2. Print the Stars page. Cut out the circle surrounding each star. Add student’s names to the stars. Laminate. 3. Be sure to use only one name per star and one instructor name in the rectangle. If you have more than one instructor or more than five students, you need to make multiple copies of the stars page. 4. Add Velcro to the backs of the stars. It is best to use the soft side of the Velcro for the pieces in order to avoid snags to clothing during use. 5. Add rough-sided Velcro to the laminated page containing the instructor’s name. You will only need as many Velcro pieces as the largest number of children you plan to have in your groups. For example, if you know that your groups will be no more than three children in all, you only need to place three Velcro pieces on the backdrop. Post your groups and change them as needed!
Grab-N-Go Leader Set (Smaller Version): The smaller cards serve the same purpose as the larger group planning charts. These Leader Sets are intended to be mobile for the instructor to Grab-N-Go!