A great back-to-school activity! A hands-on project that will help young ones learn the names of each of their classmates.
- To engage in collaborative work
- To teach cooperation
- To reinforce social-emotional skills
- To reinforce shape and color recognition
Before You Start:
Send a note home to parents to have their child bring in a piece of fabric or material measuring 6″ x 6″. They can also use pre-cut fabric squares. Set out fabric paint, fabric markers and extra fabric squares. (You can easily turn any BioColor® paint into fabric paint with Bicolor® Fabric Medium.)
Let’s Get Started!
Help each child paint one hand the color of his or her choice.
Help the young ones each make a handprint on their piece of material.
Have them write their names on their handprint using fabric paint or fabric markers.
After all the pieces are dry, have a parent volunteer sew the pieces together to make a quilt.
For a more creative twist, set out fabric accessories like buttons, crafting jewels or ribbon that the children can use to decorate their squares. The finished product can be used as a wall hanging for the classroom. Another option to try is ready-made canvas squares that act as classroom quilt that young ones can decorate themselves.
Products You May Need:
- Classroom Canvas Quilt – 12 Pieces
- Colorations® Fabric Paint, 4oz. Bottles – Set of 6
- BioColor® Paint, 16 oz.
- BioColor® Fabric Medium, 16 oz.
- Colorations® Fabric Markers – Set of 24
- Really Big, Bright Buttons
- Assorted Ribbon Remnants – 25 Yards