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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lion and Lamb Activities: March Pinterest Pick 3

Happy March Everyone!
I am excited today to share three awesome pins with you. These are my top 3 Pinterest picks for March.


I used all three of these pins in one afternoon to introduce the month of March with my first graders. The best part is that using them resulted in a super cute bulletin board that I can leave up all month long. 


This cute poem caught my eye as I was browsing through Pinterest. However, when I clicked through to the actual blog post, I found even more awesome ideas. I printed the poem to read to my students. After reading the poem, we talked about how the weather changes during the month of March.
The post also gave a link to a Youtube video of the book In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer being read out loud. My students love listening to stories so this was a perfect follow up to our discussion about March's weather. 

Our next activity was to make these cute lion faces. I had my students trace a paper plate to make a circle on yellow construction paper. Next they glued tissue paper squares to the outside edge of the circle to make a mane.

You may be wondering how to make the tissue paper stick up. Simply put the flat end of a marker into the middle of a square of tissue paper. Dab the tissue paper covered end of the marker with glue and then press it onto the paper. You can then pull the marker out, and the tissue paper will keep that shape while still being glued to the paper.
Once our tissue paper manes were finished, we drew the mouth and nose and glued on wiggly eyes.




For our third activity, we created some adorable lambs. I copied the free face template provided in the post above for each of my students. They simply colored, cut out the face, and glued it onto a paper plate. We then glued cotton onto the top of the lamb's head and around the rest of the paper plate for a woolly look. We used a poly fill material because it was what I had on hand. It would look equally cute if your students pulled apart cotton balls to glue on.



Once we were done with all of our fun activities, we talked about what today's weather would be classified as. We agreed that because it was sunny and they had all taken their coats off at recess it must be a lamb day. We hung a lamb square on our calendar. We are going to add a lion or lamb piece to the calendar each day during March.

Not only was this fun and educational, but it made a great bulletin board display once it was all hung up. 



You can find lots more fun Spring ideas on my Pinterest board Spring Resources and Decorations!



Feel free to link up with your own Top 3 Pinterest picks for March!

2 comments:

  1. The lion and lamb crafts are so cute! They would make a great bulletin board! Thanks for linking up and sharing such great pins!

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  2. Thanks for linking up some great pins! I have made the lion and lamb but then stapled the plates together so they were reversible. Hanging from a bulletin board, we turned them represent the kind of day it was! Of course we always wanted to see that cute lamb! Happy Spring!
    Triple the Love In Grade 1

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