Showcase Your Caring Community

Why

Showcase your community’s leaders by creating colorful banners honoring their commitment and service.


Steps

1. With your classmates, think about caring people who are leaders in your community. What jobs or volunteer work do they do? What are some of their most admirable traits? Make a list with Crayola Twistables® Colored Pencils. Choose a trait and identify someone in your community to honor that lives up to that characteristic. Try to choose a variety of people with different roles and backgrounds.


2. Using Crayola Scissors, cut out two large, identical banners from construction paper. On one banner, write the leadership trait in large letters with the colored pencils and Crayola Twistables® Crayons. Check in a dictionary and write a short, crisp definition of the trait. Add borders and decorate the banner.


3. On the second banner, show your leader demonstrating the trait you chose. Underneath the illustration, write a sentence describing the person, job, and community contributions. Add design elements so your banner looks colorful and appealing.


4. Use hook and loop fastener tape to attach all of the class banner sets together. Display them in your classroom, school hallway, or other public place.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Plan and carry out a Leadership Day. Invite honorees to the school to recognize their contributions to the community.
  • Interview the people you chose. Find out more about how they prepared for the job or volunteer role, what they most enjoy, and their personal interests.
  • Find out more about helping careers such as a firefighter, paramedic, teacher, or nurse.
  • Younger children and some children with disabilities might partner with another student to complete their project.
  • Assessment: Determine that students chose a suitably descriptive word, identified a local leader, and showcased that person’s contributions by following directions to complete two banners.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Twistables® Colored Pencils
  • Twistables®
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
household supplies
  • hook and loop fastener tape
  • straight edge

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Special Needs

subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes

benefits

  • Children identify community helpers and the traits they possess.

  • Children select and define a word that describes a leader in their community.

  • Students design a banner showcasing the leader’s contributions to the community.

Cirriculum

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