A New Batch of Students
Create a cookie theme bulletin board or door decoration with just a few simple materials:
- Red and white checkered table cloth
- Sheets of tin foil
- Light brown construction paper
- Dark brown construction paper
- White construction paper
- Wooden spoon
- Black Sharpie marker
Letter cut outs to spell out the title "A New Batch of Students"
- Velcro, tape or tacky putty
2 - a (one lowercase, one uppercase)
1 - b (uppercase)
1 - c
1 - d
2 - e
1 - f
1 - h
2 - n (one lowercase, one uppercase)
1 - o
2 - s (one lowercase, one uppercase)
3 - t
1 - u
The plaid checkered tablecloth will be the background of bulletin board or door display. Use it to cover the area completely. Across the top of the bulletin board or door, affix the cut-out letters to read "A New Batch of Students."
Cut round circles out of the light brown construction paper. You will need to make the circles large enough to fit each student's first and last name. Make small chocolate chips out of the dark brown construction paper, and glue them onto the light brown circles. These will become the chocolate chip cookies. Use the black Sharpie marker to write the students name - one name per cookie, (If you plan to reuse the bulletin board in the coming years, you may want to consider laminating the cookies before writing the names on them. When you are ready to take the board down, simply use a cloth and a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover to wipe away the names.)
Draw a large mixing bowl on the white construction paper. Cut it out and attach it to the checkered background. Attach the wooden spoon to the bowl using tape or the tacky putty.
Lay the tinfoil sheets out on the background near the mixing bowl and spoon so that they resemble a large cookie baking sheet. Finally, affix the cookies to the foil with tape, Velcro or tacky putter so that it looks as if the cookies are baking on the sheet. Or, if the children in your early childhood class are on the older side, you may even want to consider letting the students find their own names when they first come into the room and helping them to attach their own cookies on the spot. Either way, the children are bound to feel welcomed into the classroom!