Monday, February 10, 2014

My Paper heART Chain!

Last week after I had wrapped up my week's lessons.. I found myself with a little extra time with a few of my classes. I knew I needed something to fill the small amount of time that I had.. and I knew I wanted it to be fun.. then BAM - it hit me!
I saw this pin on Pinterest last year and always wanted to make it.. but never quite got around to it until now.
I cut up a TON of 1.5"x12" strips of white drawing paper and asked students to color the front and back however they'd like to in crayon. Once they completed their strip I had them turn them into me to add to the paper heART chain!
Once I had a good amount of chain created, I started thinking about how I was going to hang it. After considering a few ideas, I decided to hang the paper heART chain up in the shape of a heart (how appropriate - AND perfect for Valentine's Day)! :)
Once the heart was up, I decided I wanted to continue the chain as far down the hallway as possible (to really make a statement)! So I emailed the classroom teachers and told them about my project! I'm so happy with the response for far! So many classes are planning on participating in my heART chain project! Best part is - EVERYONE can participate regardless of grade/skill-level!
I will definitely have to post again soon with an update on this one!

Creating the chain!
Please ignore how lopsided this looks. :) I eyeballed it.
Pretty colors!

Beginning the crawl down the hall!