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 September 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 SEPTEMBER!
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 SEPTEMBER!
Using contact paper and tissue paper is always a great combintion. This craft displays well on windows and pairs with the book, The Leaf Thief (affiliate link).
Apple Basket Stamping
Students will love stamping with paint and REAL apples! This is always a favorite! This book goes great with the book, How Do Apples Grow? (affiliate link).
1st Day Picture Bus
Families will love this keepsake first day picture bus! Pairs perfectly with the book, The Bus for Us.
This craft is meaningful and practices fine motor skills. This will pair perfectly with the book, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn. (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!
Want more craft ideas?
Check out all of my visual craft resources here!