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 December crafts focus on both December and holiday 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 DECEMBER!
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 December.
This craft gives student choice which we love!
Another paper plate activity to brighten the holiday spirit!
SNOWBALL PAPER PLATE
We love using paper plates because they are cheap and easy to get! This winter scene is one of my favorites and I love that each scene will look unique!
TIN FOIL ORNAMENTS
I love that this craft doubles as a sensory experience, students will love drawing on the foil!
The above books pair well with these visual crafts!
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!