I had a request for just the “Thank You!” windsock craftivity from my big Veterans Day Math & Literacy packet,
so here it is.
If there are any other craft activities
in any of the jumbo packets
that someone else would like to buy separately
, simply send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a note in the QUESTION section on TpT and I’ll be happy to make a separate packet
and post it on TpT.
So that my kiddos can better understand the cylinder shape
, and make that word part of their vocabulary, I make windsocks
several times during the year.
This red-white & blue one is perfect for any of the patriotic holidays, like Veterans Day, Memorial Day
, Flag Day or the 4th of July; or switch up the colors to make a windsock for Valentines Day with heart cutouts, Halloween with bat & pumpkin cut outs, or springtime with rainbow-colored strips.
To get in some writing practice
and build vocabulary
, have students write patriotic words, (I’ve included an alphabetical list of 86), or reasons they are proud to be an American, on the stars and/or strips of paper at the base of the windsock.
* For Constitution Day
have students write dates and facts about the Constitution.
* In an election year
, have students write the names of the candidates on the stars, then tell who and why they are voting for on the strips.
* This patriotic windsock is also a fun way to say thank you
to a person in the military.
Younger kiddos can simply make the windsock craft, while older students can jot a thank you note down the “dangling” strips.
Make your students’ writing prompts much more meaningful, by letting them know that you will be sending their completed project to a real soldier, veteran or hometown hero.
Almost every year, I had at least one student who had a family member in the military.
We chose that person to send our Veterans Day
They always wrote back that they shared our work with their comrades, and many sent photographs.
If you don’t know of someone, check out the link I've included for a list of homes for veterans.
I'm Diane, from Teach With Me, wishing everyone a peace-filled year.
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