Each month in my special education self-contained classroom I loved to come up with fresh, new, hands on crafts to meet student goals. These November crafts focus on both November and Thanksgiving themes and these crafts might be some of my favorite crafts yet!
Using crafts in the special education classroom is SO rewarding but can also have many challenges. Making sure each craft is differentiated, meeting student goals, and prepped for student success (and less frustration) is absolutely vital to be successful. I used to spend many hours searching blogs and Pinterest for the perfect craft for each holiday, and then spend MORE hours adapting that craft, prepping an example, and creating visual directions so we could also work on student goals. I asked some other special education teachers and they were feeling the same exact way, and that is how Simple Crafts came to be.
The best part about Simple Visual Crafts is the real picture step by step directions and symbol visual support lists. These two things make this resource like no other and SO easy to prep for special education classrooms.
A PEEK AT THE 4 CRAFTS FOR NOVEMBER!
Each month I have curated the perfect 4 visual crafts, visual example photos, real photos for each step, and symbol material lists in order to make craft time more efficient for teachers and more independent for students.
Below you will find the visual crafts for November.
Q Tips are a fun way to work on fine motor and paint at the same time! Pair this craft with one of my favorite turkey books: How to Catch a Turkey. (affiliate link)
I love that this fun math based art project gives your students so many choices! Pair this craft with the book: 10 Fat Turkeys. (affiliate link)
COFFEE FILTER TURKEY
We love using coffee filters! Pair this craft with the book, Turkey’s (affiliate link).
PAPER PLATE PUMPKIN PIE
This craft includes a fun spinner and also allows students to come up with things they are thankful for this holiday season. This craft pairs well with the book: I Am Thankful (affiliate link).
ABOUT SIMPLE VISUAL CRAFTS:
keep students engaged with hands-on learning while working on following directions, fine motor skills, and independence! Simple Crafts are a great way to allow your students more independence through visual directions.
They also make for great bulletin boards, window hangings, gifts and more!