March 02, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham Writing Project

One of my colleagues, Amber Hatch, (who is a talented curriculum designer) came up with the best idea.  (And it is super easy!)  The children made their own "green" egg.  Each child wrote "I do not like. . ." and a food they do not like using kid-writing.   Love this project!

What you will need:
  • half sheet of copy paper or white construction paper
  • 3 x 3 square of green construction paper
  • small dixie cups 

On the white paper, draw the "whites" of the egg by making a curvy line all the way around the edge of the paper.   I told the children to keep close to the edge or it will not be big enough to write on!
Cut the whites out.

 To make the green yolk, use the dixie cup as a tracer on your green square.  Cut it out.

 I wrote the sentence "I do not like" on the board for the children to copy.  
We discussed how we used sight words from our word wall.

 Finally, each child sounded out how to write the food they did not like.

 So cute and funny!!

Shhh . . . Amber is going to have her own blog soon!  I know it will be packed with good stuff!  So exciting!  I will let you know when it is rocking!


  1. I hope you had a seusstastic week! I nominated you for an award! Come on over and get it! :)


    Apples and ABC's

  2. Love this idea, I will be doing it next week with my K4 class. Great project to work on fine motor skills and also just enough writing to not make it to difficult for my young students. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your blog and gave it an award:) Pop by to check it out:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. This is so cute! I can't wait to see what my students write!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  5. Love this activity! Simple, sweet, and perfect for kids to create. You are awesome.


  6. What a cute idea! I will tuck it away for next year!

    First Grade OWLS

  7. Those are great! What a fun way to get the kids writing.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. You have some really cute ideas on your blog! Hop on over to my blog, I have nominated your blog for a award!




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