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!


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. :)


Sarah said...

Goodness!! Those are CUTE!!

Sarah Hetrick

Abby said...

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

Lindsey said...

Very cute! You could also have the kids make up number sentences using the number of eyes!

First Grade Smarties said...

Sarah, I love your aliens. They are adorable.

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!

Unknown said...

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

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