Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Moustache You To Be My Valentine {Art Activity}

 

In the spirit of the moustache trend, I just couldn’t help but include my kiddos in on the fun. 

I downloaded a handlebar moustache from HERE, and then enlarged them in a document so I could cut them out on construction paper and glue them to a popsicle stick.

Then, I took the *cutest* pictures of my little Valentines. 

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Developing them at Walmart was under $5, and I think our first grade families are going to love hanging them on the ol’ fridge when they’re out of our hallway.

Anyway, our Morning Mini today focused on adding quotation marks to speech in sentences, so after describing the play on words with the moustaches (_______ moustache you a question…) we wrote the question “Will you be my Valentine?” using our best sentence writing skills.   To help them remember the quotation marks and capitalization at the beginning, I pointed out the “big” heart.  To help them remember the quotation marks and question mark at the end, I pointed out the “little” heart.  {Check out the doc to see what I’m talking about :)}

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The resulting product:

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They turned out so cute, and gave me a good use for those big doilies!

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Click the moustache below for the documents.

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Have a great day! 

47 comments :

Miss T said...

Aaaaaadorable!

Thanks for sharing :)


Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Traci said...

SERIOUSLY?! How cute is that!
LOVE it!
Dragonflies in First

Runde's Room said...

Oh - that is just TOO cute!!! LOVE it!

Jen
Runde's Room

Klinger Cafe' said...

Those are too cute. You are so very creative.
Tammy
@klingercafe

Erin said...

WAY TOO CUTE! Might be immediately changing my idea for student made valentine's and making a mustache first thing in the morning to take pictures! :)

Katie said...

Abby, this is such a cute idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I was so sad I could not make it to the lunch on Saturday; my kids were sick! Next time! Thanks again for sharing; I have been so inspired by so many of your posts! Happy Wednesday!

Jess said...

This are seriously cracking me up! Where do you come up with these silly/funny ideas?! I love it and will have to show my whole team this! Thanks!
Rambling About Reading

Sarah said...

C.U.T.E.

Sooo creative!!
sarah
shetrick@gmail.com

Mrs. Cupcake said...

How cute!!
❤Teri

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Peterson's Primary Peeps said...

I like your Valentine's day mustache activity! Those pictures will be priceless when those students get a little older!

I have a big Valentine's day packet on TPT, check it out for decorations, games, and art projects.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentines-Day-party-and-games

Kinder Fun said...

This the cutest idea ever! Way to Go!!!

Heather's Heart said...

I LOVE this! So cute! What a creative and fun way to teach quotation marks!

I have a some Valentine's *freebies* that I would love for you to come check out! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

Jenn Bates said...

Oh my word, that is sooooo adorable!!!
Jenn
Finally in First

Laura said...

Abby you are a mind reader... i just searched Moustache on pinterest to find a print out... my fifth graders are um lets say...{obsessed} with them! Thanks for the download but i moustache (must dash) for now... haha

Melissa C. said...

We will be doing this in third grade! Too cute- and moustaches are all the rage!!

amy.lemons said...

These are precious!!! I love them!

Kelly said...

LOVE this!

Mrs. Wheeler said...

L.O.V.E.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I ABSOLUTELY love this!!! Thanks so much for the freebie!! You are so creative!

Erika said...

Oh my gosh! These are so adorable!
Thanks for the freebie and idea.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Lisa K said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing. I think my third graders will get a kick out of this. :)

I adore firsties!! said...

This is the cutest thing ever! Love your blog...it's awesome!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Awesome, as always!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

Kristin said...

Love it! It is so cute! I think the parents will love them. A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Megan's Musings said...

Love the idea!! This would be perfect even after Valentines to just work with asking sentences! Too Cute! Thanks for the idea and freebie :)

Jodi said...

Super cute!!!!!

Jodi
Fun In First

Ms.M said...

Ha, ha, I just posted the stashes and lips I have been using with my students about a week ago. I had a freebie too. Maybe you can add the lips to your room too. You can read about it here.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Kirsten Taylor said...

Those are adorable!

I'm a new follower and I tagged you at "bloggy tag". Check it out at http://thirdgradetreasures.blogspot.com/2012/02/bloggy-tag.html

I would love your support! Thanks :)
Kirsten

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I love this....I have everything ready to go tomorrow for getting this done! Thanks for sharing it!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Ashley said...

Oh my word. How stinkin cute is that?? I can't wait to do it with my kiddos tomorrow!!

Gesin's Gallery said...

Love, love, love this!!! We did it today and it turned out adorably cute!

Julie

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

precious!!!

Suzanne said...

I can not wait to make these on MONDAY with my kindergartners!!! They will think it is hilarious :) Thank you for sharing!

Owl Things First said...

Too cute! I just did the same thing, though I think I like your mustaches better! You can see mine on my daughter on my blog! I just took the pictures at school today and we'll finish up the project on Monday...Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Stupar said...

I did a photobooth with props like this for my classroom Christmas party. Kids love these props. Very Cute!

Miss King said...

I love this!! I am going to have to change some plans around too!
Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

Booky4First said...

I did this activity yesterday! Thanks for sharing. The kids loved getting their picture taken. So cute!

Krista Carlson said...

These are too cute not to use. I have a room full of ELL's, and what a perfect little language/Valentine's lesson all wrapped up into one!

Krista Carlson said...

These are precious. I teach a room full of language learners, so this is a perfect language/Valentine's activity all wrapped into one! Thanks!

The Lemonade Stand said...

I LOVE moustaches! This is a must do!
~Tiffany
thelemonadestandteachers.blogspot.com

Michelle D. said...

Love, Love, Love! Guess what we are doing Monday morning? Thank goodness for 1 hour photo service...I should have them ready to send home by Tuesday! YEAH!

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous idea! I made it into my February bulletin board. We had a great discusion on what is a question and what is a COMMENT. HE HE HE Amber

Anonymous said...

I did this with my class today and it was a huge hit. Thanks!

The Teaching Reef said...

I am so going to do this next year! One word ADORABLE!

Shannon

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing! I did this with my class and they turned out so awesome.

Alicia M said...

I made these with my K's! We had so much fun. I think we made about half of the school laugh in the hallway while taking the pix! I would never have thought of this on my own! Thanks for sharing! By the way, I displayed our pix in the hallway. We had a conference in our school and every time I walked past my room, there was another teacher taking a picture of this! Thanks so much!

Mrs. Cowan's Renaissance Rockstars! said...

I love this and I can't wait to do this next year!

So, question, how do you post pix of your students? Do you get special permission from the parents to post on your blog. I've thought about this often and what are the protocols.