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Crafts: Quilt of Knowledge

Create a classroom quilt to celebrate favorite school-year memories and lessons learned. From Instructor Magazine.

By Jim Noonan
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8



 

Quilt of Knowledge

Have students share advice with next year’s class by decorating templates with sketches, poems, and stories recounting favorite classroom memories. Glue templates to colored paper and use yarn to tie it all together.



 

 

What you'll need:
Printer paper
Crayons, colored pencils, etc.
Colored paper
Double stick tape or glue stick
Hole punch
Yarn scraps
Wisdom Quilt Template
 

1 Download and print out template on standard 8.5 x 11 inch printer paper.

2 Help kids draw a picture in large box. Next, students can write a letter, poem, or story on blank lines. Finally, help kids cut out the panel along the dotted line. 

4 Attach each panel to a piece of colored paper (8.5 x 11 inches) using double-stick tape or a glue stick.

5 Punch a hole in each corner of each panel. Tie panels together with colorful scraps of yarn to make a quilt.

6 Display for next year!

 

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    Curriculum Development, Arts and Crafts, Paper Crafts, Creative Writing, Narrative Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Arts and Creativity, Summer Themes, Transitions
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