Namebows and an Easy Pattern Freebie

This week is a short one, and next week we have spring break, so we aren't reading one of our Treasures stories.  Instead, my students and I have been doing a lot of math, science, and social studies... plus having some fun as we decorate our room for April :)


Today I planned to do something completely different, but when I realized I left my baseball buddy patterns at home, I had to think fast.  I remembered seeing a super cute and easy activity while blog stalking: Namebow Rainbows from Reagan at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!


I quickly made a cloud pattern and cut strips of colorful construction paper during snack time.  As a class we brainstormed adjectives for each letter of the alphabet.  When we were done, we chose adjectives for each letter of our first names.  Here's mine:
I'd show you pics of our completed projects, but I don't want to put my littles' names out there and such.  I have them hanging along our clothesline.  They are so CUTE and COLORFUL, and are just PERFECT for Parents' Night in a few weeks!  Thank you Reagan!!!

We also made these beyond-super-easy carrots to fill up some empty space {and time}:
Click here to download the simple pattern from Google Docs for free.  I only ask that you leave some love below :)

Pssst: Only 13 more followers until 1000!!!  I'm in the process of planning my big, big giveaway, yay!

40 comments

Allyson said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love it - thank you so much!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Very cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer
The First Grade Dream

Tania Knapp said...

Love the rainbows... and your amazing handwriting!

Almost 1000 followers??!!! Congrats :)

My Second Sense

Michelle Griffo said...

These are cute! I am obsessed with the carrot!

:)

Michelle

Apples and ABC's

Heather Shelton said...

Love the rainbow idea. Thanks for sharing.

Heather
Mrs. Shelton’s Kindergarten

Sara S. said...

Congrats on almost 1000! The rainbow project is very eye-catching!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVE the carrot!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Bethany McClure said...

Love the namebow! What a great idea!

-Bethany
Learning is a Journey

Heather's Heart said...

Crazy for that carrot! I think we might need to get a note from The Easter Bunny on a carrot like that! =)

Wahoo for almost getting to 1,000!

You are amazing!

You are the queen of the Crafting with the Stars bloggers I know. =)


Heather
Heather's Heart

Abby said...

I love the name-bows idea! Thanks for your sweet words today!

Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

Ms. O said...

These are super cute. I'm totally copying. Thanks for sharing!

Literacy Teacher said...

That rainbow idea is so cute. I may have to steal it!! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Too cute! Thank you for sharing!

Miss T said...

Super cute carrots :)


Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Edana said...

Love it :)

Color Me Kinder

Busy Bees said...

Love the rainbow and carrot. Gonna have to put those in my files!! Thanks for sharing!
Robynn
BusyBees

Hadar said...

Love everything about this post!! Except when I try to think on my toes, my product never turns out as cute! Lol. Also, I always wondered if Teri was short for something!!

Kristin said...

I'm with Hadar. If I have to do something last minute, it never turns out as cute as your (Reagan's) rainbows!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

The Weekend Wife said...

love the rainbow for self-efficacy/self-esteem building in our young ones - gone in my gotta do file :)

Steve and Lauren Stone said...

Can't wait to do these with our kiddos! Thanks for the idea! :)

Reagan Tunstall said...

Thanks for the shout out! So glad your rainbow name-bows came out! I love seeing mine hanging up around the room. It is so fun and cheery!!! Yours is really cute. Congrats on all your success and almost 1000!!!!

Erin said...

Those are BOTH so adorable! I knew when I saw "namebows" in the title it would be cute! :)

Can't wait for your big giveaway!

Erin
Creating & Teaching

Teaching Little Miracles said...

Glad you found our blog and suggested we check you out! Great stuff here - love the cloud/rainbow adjectives activity. We are working on adjectives right now! ;-)

Crystal
http://teachinglittlemiracles.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Some Bunny Loves you...me...
Thank you for all your sweet gifts to us out in Blogland

Sally Haughey said...

So cute!

Tania Knapp said...

You have been tagged! Head to my blog to know what you have to do next!

My Second Sense

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

Tag! You're it! Come check out my blog to see how to play!

Courtney said...

I just tagged you in a fun game! Head to my blog for the details :)

Courtney
Teaching in Paradise

Casey Shreve said...
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Casey Shreve said...

LOVE this idea! It's something great for after school programs especially! I'm going to forward it on to some teachers I know with your blog on it! Hopefully you'll get your 1000 followers!

www.501room.blogspot.com

Mr. Jones said...

Namebows... LOVE IT! How cute is that? Thanks for sharing!

Mike
First Upon A Time
firstuponatime@gmail.com

Tessa said...

TAG! I tagged you in the interview game. If you find this comment in your line of a bajillion, I'd love it if you'd participate. I love your blog!

Tessa
Tales from Outside the Classroom

iintegratetechnology said...

Cute Blog! Love your name idea with the rainbow strips! Going to use it when I get back from Easter break!

There are so many of you that have "hooked" me into the blogging world & have inspired me to want to start my own! If you have any great advice for a newbie- I am willing to learn! I just started my own blog and waiting for my blog makeover which should be ready in a few days! I would love to learn how to create printables etc, but my "nitch" is technology. If you are interested in integrating technology into the classroom, maybe you could stop by:

http://iintegratetechnology.blogspot.com/

Umm Safiya said...

That's a super cute idea, thank you for sharing :-)

newmanm said...

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Kristine said...

I love the rainbow names! Those are so cute and creative. I'm just starting my student teaching and I am so excited looking at fun activities to do with my kindergarten students!

Check out my blog, I've been reviewing children's books for my literature class!

kristinekellenberger.blogspot.com

Judith Clancy said...

Love your namebows and will definately be using them when teaching adjectives next week. Already planning to use them at the beginning of the following year with my new class. Thanks for the idea.

AEBPerkins said...

Thank-you for the namebows. Using with our Girl Scouts while camping!

Kiki Theodorou said...

LOVE this!!! Thank you for posting it, I am going to do it with my preschoolers AND as part of my teaching demo on adjectives for my grad school class.

Vanessa Khanh said...

So I'm googling acrostic poems and I see an example of your namebos... Love it! This will be a perfect introduction to my poetry unit!

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