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Back-to-School Craftivity

August 9, 2017

Call me “old school” but there’s something about a good apple craft that really gets me in the Back-to-School mood. As soon as I see those pretty red apples, I feel like I’m a third grader at Meet the Teacher night all over again! Since I love them so much, I HAD to put together an “about me” craftivity to start off the school year!

What’s Included?

This craftivity comes with 5 apples per page and 2 baskets per page. All graphics are available in color if you want to use them as bulletin board decorations, or in black and white for students to color and write on!

My goal was to make this craftivity as easy to differentiate as possible. At the beginning of the school year, you don’t have a great idea of what levels you’re working with and picking out a difficult task can cause a student to quickly get discouraged. All apples come with handwriting lines for those who are able to write, blank spaces for pictures to be drawn, and empty apples with no topics at all. Print a stack of each for students to choose which level works best for them!

How Do I Use It?

One of my favorite ways to use this would be to have students start out each day the first week of school with an apple to color, cut and write/draw about themselves. Once the morning has settled in, these would be great topics to share with classmates at Morning Meeting and slowly allow students opportunities to open up to each other.

The best part about craftivities is that they quickly go from lesson/activity to bulletin board decoration! The cutest bulletin boards always get students to interact or showcase student work, so craftivities are perfect for this! Simply get the bulletin board set up before school starts and display the baskets and apples at the end of the week!

To check out this product in my TPT store, click the picture below! Happy Back-to-School, y’all!

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