Looking for a ready-to-go holiday writing project for your students? The Helping Hand Mitten lets your students think of ways they can help out this holiday season while completing a fun art project at the same time! Below are some suggestions on how to do the project in your classroom.
Personal Writing Project to Display in Classroom
- Invite your students to describe how they can help a friend or family member this holiday season. Have them complete the sentence, “I can help…” Display the decorated mitten in your classroom or hallway gallery.
- Have your students write multiple ways they can help a parent, grandparent, friend, or family member this holiday season. Have them present the completed mitten as a gift. (Laminate or mount on construction paper.)
- Create a book out of multiple mittens for a family gift.
“World Helper” Writing Project
- Have your students brainstorm ways they can help to make the world a better place. For example, pick up litter, recycle, donate clothes, volunteer in the community. Have them include ways they can help and the results they think the world would experience from their efforts.