…unless, of course, it is for educational purposes!
Thank goodness for Pinterest! What an amazing site to find great educational ideas. While “pinning” one day, I came across the cutest little craftivity to reinforce sequencing in our writing. I was brought to The Teacher Wife‘s Blog and she has wonderful pictures of her Bubblegum Writing Fun craftivity as well as FREE printables to go along with her activity. The only cost to this craftivity is the balloons and the bubblegum, should you chose to let your students chew gum in class. Normally, gum chewing is not allowed at JES, but I made an exception for today!
While The Teacher Wife’s version is made for grade 2 students, the original idea came from Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten, and I adapted it even further. I went onto Google and found this bubblegum writing paper. I changed the name to reflect our writing activity et….. VOILA!
But just to keep it on the silly side, we all tried to see who could blow bubbles in our class. I was the clear winner — but then again I cheated! I took a full piece of gum while my students only were given half a piece each! So, moms and dads, if your children are suddenly asking for bubblegum, or you notice gum in your child’s bangs, on your child’s eyeglasses, or on various parts of his or her face, you’ll know where he or she got the idea!
Have a wonderful evening!