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 summer crafts are no different and 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 August!
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 August!
Straw Paint Whale
Your students will love this fun sensory experience! This craft pairs great with the book, The Pout Pout Fish and the Worry Worry Whale. (affiliate link)
Paper Plate Snake
This hands on sensory craft incorporates two of my favorites- bubble wrap and paper plates! This crafts pairs great with the book: Hide and Snake. (affiliate link)
Sponge Coral Reef
Every student can create a unique coral reef of their own with this fun sponge craft! This craft pairs well with the book: On Kiki’s Reef. (affiliate link)
Pom Pom Ocean
This craft includes a hands on unique painting activity using pom poms and clothespins! Each craft will have a unique color and underwater animals and provides students with many choices. This pairs great with the book Rainbow Fish (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!