This is a pack of twenty crafts, two for each month of the school year, that I use in my kindergarten classroom. It is a combination of my “Year Long Craft Pack” and my “Year Long Craft Pack 2”. Great as we are planning our year and getting ready to head back to school.
The first September craft is a silly monkey. The second September craft is a scarecrow holding a "Welcome Fall" sign.
The first October craft is a spooky witch we use to help celebrate Halloween. The second October craft is a bear wearing a pumpkin costume.
The first November craft is one we make to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a turkey with colorful feathers. The students write one thing they are thankful for on each of the feathers. These come out pretty cute and the parents love hanging them up on Thanksgiving.
**UPDATED***There are four parts for the second November craft: a Native American girl, a Native American boy, a Pilgrim girl, and a Pilgrim boy. We use these crafts as we learn a bout the first Thanksgiving.
The first December craft is an elf craft that is perfect for Christmas time. Use the provided templates to make an elf then a photograph of the student is used for the elf's head. We do this every holiday season in my kindergarten classroom. They come out so cute and funny and the whole school loves them! The second December craft is a Santa.
The first January craft is a penguin. The second January craft is a snowman holding a "Welcome Winter" sign.
The first February craft is a Teddy Bear that we use to decorate for Valentine's Day. The bear holds a sign that says "I Love You Beary Much". The second February craft is a love bug.
The first March craft is a project we use to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It is a rainbow with a cloud and pot of gold. The cloud reads "A Rainbow of Me!" and the child will write his/her name on the pot of gold. For each color of the rainbow, the child uses a color that represents their likes and characteristics. The rainbow reads:
"My Favorite Color"
"The Color of my Favorite Food"
"My Hair Color"
"My Favorite Sport Team's Colors"
"The Color of my Shirt"
"My Eye Color"
and "The Color of my Bedroom"
The second March craft is a bunny holding a "Welcome Spring" sign. This can also be used to celebrate Easter.
The first April project is a reversible craft. One side is an Easter Bunny and the other side is a duck. My students are always amazed at the "magic" and can't believe that a bunny and a duck could be the same shape! Two poems, which are glued to each side of the craft, are included. They read:
"I'm a funny bunny
And my teeth are buck
When you turn me over
I'm a yellow duck!"
"I'm a yellow duck
And I'm quite funny
When you turn me over
I'm the Easter Bunny!"
The second April craft is a child holding an umbrella - perfect to welcome those "April Showers".
We make the first May craft to go along with our unit on a chicken's lifecycle. When finished, this paper craft is a chick inside an egg. The egg can open and close and the chick can be removed from the egg.
We use the second May craft to help teach the butterfly lifecycle. You can fold the craft four different ways to show the four different states of a butterfly's lifecycle: egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and butterfly.
The first June craft is an ice cream cone that the kids color according to their likes and characteristics. The students also write their name on the cone. This craft makes for a very colorful classroom at the end of the year!
Six ice cream scoops are included. They read:
My Favorite Color
The Color of My Eyes
The Color of My Favorite Ice Cream
The Color of My Shoes
The Color of My Future Car
The Color of My Favorite Fruit
Two blank scoops are included in case you'd like to make your own categories.
The second June craft is a two-parter and contains a boy and a girl in their swimsuits holding "Welcome Summer" signs.
All templates and step-by-step directions (with pictures) are included for each craft.
These crafts are sold separately in my store for about $2.50 per item, so this pack is a good bargain. Please message me if you have any questions. Enjoy!
*These crafts can also be found, along with 23 other crafts, in my store in the Super Craft and Activity Pack. This pack has a total of 43 crafts for only $37. Less than $1.00 per craft!