Autumn is an exciting time of year for students and teachers: back to school is over, classes have fallen into a routine, and the holidays loom ever closer. With Halloween quickly arriving and Thanksgiving not far behind, it's a great time to incorporate some of the coziest elements of the season into your classroom decor and activities. We've put together some of the best ways to do just that with CTP's various decor collections and resources. Check them out below!
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!
CTP's Doodle Pumpkin decor items offer adorable and functional ways to bring in the season's most identifiable mascot: pumpkins! From our Doodle Pumpkins EZ Border, to our Doodle Pumpkin 6" Designer Cut-Outs, our Doodle Pumpkin Calendar Days, and even our Seasonal Accents 10" Designer Cut-Outs, you can add a little pumpkin spice to your classroom displays.
Colors of the Season
Give the classic autumnal color orange a fresh spin with our Diversity Rainbow EZ Border. The neutrals in this EZ border pair well with our Blush Stylish Scallops EZ Border for a colorful twist on fall colors. Pair this combination with other pieces in our diverse selection of decor, like our Multicultural People Designer Cut-Outs, for an inclusive classroom display.
It's Not Just About the Holidays
November and December birthdays can often get overshadowed by upcoming holidays. Make sure your students' feel celebrated in your fall classroom with our Cupcakes 10" Jumbo Designer Cut-Outs. No birthday will go unnoticed when you add one of our Jumbo Stick Kid Giant Banners. Add birthday dates using our Doodle Pumpkin Calendar Days and list names on the convenient lines provided by our Diversity Rainbow EZ Border!
A Fun Twist on a Thanksgiving Activity
Make the classic art lesson of hand turkeys blend seamlessly into a lesson on gratitude. Using the "What Stuck With You?" Chart in our Charts With A Purpose 5-Chart Pack, you can create a gratitude board that each student can contribute to. Each child will get some sticky notes on which they can write what they are thankful for, and stick into a box on the chart. Surround the chart with your students' beautiful completed hand turkeys, and top the board with our Stylish Blush 4" Designer Letters to compliment your Diversity Rainbow and Orange Stylish Scallops EZ Border combination.
Kids too young to handle scissors, or pressed for time? Use our Multicultural Hands Designer Cut-Outs for a simple and safe solution.
Your students' hand turkeys are the perfect project to add to their personal portfolios, but their sticky notes of gratitude may not be. Instead, have your students practice creating full sentences with our Turkey Feathers I am Thankful Activity, which can be cut out and added as a feather to their hand turkeys, or kept seperate and added to their personal portfolio as a whole page.