Classroom Christmas Craft

I have the cutest Christmas craft to make as a gift for your students' parents or to hang on their Christmas tree. It's a tiny chalkboard with their picture on it and a message like Merry Christmas. You don't need many supplies to make this and you probably have all the supplies in your classroom. 
Each child will need:
  • 4 popsicle sticks
  • their class picture
  • 9x12 black construction paper (cut into fourths)
  • 8 in. string
  • 7 in ribbon
  • Q-tip
  • Glue
  • White colored pencil or chalk 
Students need 1/4 of the black construction paper and the rest of the supplies. I cut the Q-tip piece in the middle of the stick to form the little piece of chalk that sits on the tiny chalkboard shelf. You could cut at least 3 little chalk pieces from one q-tip to save on supplies. In the past, I have also used the end of the stick of a sucker or lollipop to use as the tiny chalk. 

Students assemble their tiny chalkboard as above. Glue the 4 popsicle sticks around the black construction paper to form a tiny chalkboard. They will need to cut the extra black construction paper that will hang over so that it fits perfectly around the craft sticks. Everything is glued on. The string that hangs should be glued between the construction paper and the popsicle sticks. Students write a message on their tiny chalkboard like Merry Christmas or anything they want.
Here are all the supplies you will need: 
I had the students wrap their tiny chalkboards and give as a gift to their parents. You do not need to wrap these, that is only optional. Students can just bring these home unwrapped to hang on their tree or around their house. 

Super Santa Math Games
I have this fun holiday game with Santa as the theme. Students add 2 dice, they add 10 more, and subtract 1. These math games are great to play if your students need a boost in number sense or for early finishers. There are 10 game boards that have different adding methods on each one. These games are perfect for 1st-3rd grades. Click the pictures below to read more about it. 

Winter Activity Pack
I also have this Winter Activities Pack. It has over 30 ideas to use for math, reading, and writing. You can use all the ideas all winter long. It has a winter theme with penguins. It includes task cards and worksheets. This Winter pack is perfect for 2nd-3rd graders. Click the picture to see all the activities in this pack. 

Have fun making this craft!
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1 comment

  1. Thanks for the tip, this is a very interesting case.