Thursday, March 28, 2013

Take It and Make It Thursday!!

 Today is Take It and Make It Thursday!!

I am joining my good friend Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad for her Take It and Make It Thursday Linky!

You can join too! It can be an idea or activity for home or school!

 I have a craftivity that goes with a new product that I have in my TpT store.

It is an Umbrella Synonym mobile, but you could use it for other things as well.

First, you print out the pattern and then cut it out. You could print the pattern onto construction paper, pretty scrapbook paper, white paper and then students can decorate, or onto cardstock to make a pattern for students to use and trace onto the paper they choose. I usually have the pattern for students to trace because it helps with eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills.

 Next, You cut out the umbrella and the rain drops.

 Last, cut out different lengths of any color yarn you would like(black was all I had, I can't believe this is the only color I could find at home, when I happen to crochet all the time! Go figure!). Have students write a word on the umbrella and then on each of the raindrops they will write a synonym for the word on the umbrella. Then glue the yarn and raindrops to the umbrella. These can be hung from the ceiling of the classroom, used on a bulletin board, hung in the hallway, or on the classroom wall.

Not only can you use this pattern for the synonyms, but it could be used for antonyms, homophones, weather words, etc.

This umbrella craftivity can be found in my new product in my TpT store:

 If you would like to check it out, just click on the cover page.

Don't forget to link up with your Take It and Make It item!!

 Have a Thrilling Thursday!!



  1. Teresa,
    Thanks for the idea! We will be starting the use of "fancy" words next week when we start a Fancy Nancy unit. Synonyms will be a big part of this.

    Curious Firsties