Recently my students had fun creating their own Spring Digraph Gardens! We needed to bring a little sunshine and warm weather into our classroom, and we had just finished up studying digraphs-- so assembling these personal gardens were a no-brainier!
Your students can make their very own Spring Digraph Gardens too! Click here to download this freebie, and follow the directions below!
• spring garden templates (click here to get the freebie)
• markers, crayons or colored pencils
• blue construction paper 12 x 18
• green construction paper 9 x 12 (for grass)
• digraph word list (for students that need help generating words)
2. With a dark maker or crayon, students will write words that contain the digraph they just wrote. These words will go on the wings and petals of the flowers.
- Encourage students to think outside the box—two syllable words, digraphs at the end, etc.
4. Students will cut out the completed flowers and butterflies.
5. Glue butterflies and flowers to a piece of blue 12 X 18 construction paper.
6. To make the “crinkly” grass, cut a 9 X 12 green paper in half. Make vertical cuts on each of the halves, but not all the way through the halves.
7. Crinkle the just-cut fringes with fingers to make grass look 3d.
8. Glue grass on top of flower stems on the blue 12 X 18 paper.
9. Allow glue to dry.
10. Hang the spring digraph gardens so all can see!!
I hope your kiddos have fun creating their gardens! AND....the gardens don't have to be limited to digraphs--really the possibilities are endless. You could do prefixes, suffixes, root words, story maps, math fact families, etc.
Don't forget to check out the other freebies and spring ideas!