Wow! July just flew by and it’s already back to school time! Today I’ve got a super easy Back to School Craft for you!
We’ve been having fun using recycled magazines lately. (Did you see our butterfly craft?)
This time around I decided we’d recycle all those back to school ads!
Once we had cut school supply pictures from all the ads, we had plenty to choose from!
I arranged a variety of supplies that both my kindergartner and first grader would be able to identify onto a piece of card stock paper. (Already using some of those new glue sticks!)
My idea was that the collage could become an “I Spy” game for them.
My daughter had fun looking for the objects I asked her to search for. That third box of crayons was tricky!
Then I challenged them to create their own Back to School collage.
My youngest found a Lightning McQueen backpack to put on his, a box of markers, and a pair of scissors and decided that was all he needed for school.
The first grader almost jumped for joy when she saw the girl with the cheetah print pants in one of our ads. (My baby girl has a thing for cheetah print!)
She had loads of fun picking things to add to her collage.
Looking for an easy back to school craft to get them excited? Grab those ads and have them create their own I-Spy game/collage!
More back to school posts you may like:
- The Best First Day of School Books
- Getting Organized for School
- Choosing a Preschool
- Our Homeschool Classroom
Now that is genius!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
A great idea for all those back-to-school advertisements that keep coming in the newspaper! 😉
They had a great time looking at all the “neat” school supplies! 😉
Deceptively Educational says
What a clever use of all those back to school ads! I love that this was not only an art collage, but a great game too! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky Party!
Julie @ Girl on the Move says
What a fun idea and it could be modified for any holiday or season!
What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!