Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Alien Addition!

 You've seen the penguins...now meet my little green space aliens!  They have arrived just in time for "Adventures in Space" week!  I found these green pebbles at Hobby Lobby, and created unique faces on each one using a black sharpie!  I can't wait for the kids to see these!  I am thinking about giving each child one to keep as a little alien pet--they can write about them, introduce them to planet Earth, and "imagine up" a name and planet where their new and unusual friend used to live!  I will be using the rest as counters and addition helpers.  I found the cutest flying saucer notepad {pictured below} at the Parent-Teacher Store, and will have the kids create story problems using the mat and aliens.  Stay tuned for more alien addition activities this week! Space ROCKS!

8 comments:

Erica Bohrer said...

So cute! I make a lot of my counters by spray painting Lima beans, but these look like they will hold up much better. Is Hobby Lobby a website?

Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Ms. A said...

What a CUTE idea! I love these! There is a Hobby Lobby right by my school, so I might have to drop in after work tomorrow - not like I needed a reason! I go at least once a week as it is. :)

www.peaceloveandfirst.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Goodness!! Those are CUTE!!

Sarah Hetrick

Abby said...

How precious! I'm getting ready to do a space unit, too!

Lindsey W said...

Very cute! You could also have the kids make up number sentences using the number of eyes!
Lindsey
http://www.whytewater.blogspot.com/

Smarties said...

Sarah, I love your aliens. They are adorable.
Claire
www.firstgradesmarties.blogspot.com

Fern Smith said...

I adore this!!! I can't wait to try this idea!
Thanks a bunch for a fresh, new, adorable writing activity! I really like the idea of giving them one!
Fern
www.FernSmithsClass.Blogspot.com

Yvonne Cosby said...

LOve it! unfortunately I went to Hobby Lobby and did not find them! :(

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