Monday, April 22, 2013

Just Some Mother's Day Fun!

Friends~I am always trying to incorporate technology into my classroom and now I have found a way to bring technology into my Mother's Day gifts.  This year along with some fun poetry and writing my students will be reading my Thumb Body Loves You poem into Croak It and I will be creating QR codes of their readings. They will use their thumb prints to make these adorable key-chains with stamp pads!  I ordered the key chains from Oriental Trading.
I am so excited about how they turned out!  I just love the idea of parents being able scan this code and hear their child's voice years from now.  

I am planning on sending directions home with the students on how to download a QR scanner on their phone or ipad.  For my families without QR Readers,  I am planning on doing the key-chain and the code but I am also sending a copy of the poem.  You could always send the recording via email too.  

Grab a Free copy of the poem by clicking the image below!

I used the same poem last year to make these thumbprint necklaces.

I have also made pot holders with fabric markers for Mother's Day.  They are super easy to make. I ordered the potholders from Oriental Trading and passed out fabric markers.  I let the kiddos decorate the potholders and then add the following poem. 

Mother, I made this pot holder just for you. 
I decorative it with things we love to do.
Use it each and every day.
Remember it was a gift for you on Mother's Day!

Watch the video below to see more about what my kiddos will be doing on Mother's Day!