Children need to know that the marks they make on paper are important to us. A great way to do this is to create a frame for each child.
We used old frames that we found around our homes, garage sales and even thrift stores. Next we removed the glass from each frame, painting some with different colors. Once frames were dry we cut cardboard to fit in each frame and used double stick tape to attach a sheet of colored scrap booking paper to add the pop factor. To finish off the frames we hot glued cork-board material and their names to each frame.
8/23/2013 11:29:45 am
I love this but usually send all work home the day it's done. My kiddos are 2 and I believe their work won't really be relevant to them if I send it hone weeks later. Whatare your thoughts? I really do love these frames...
Andrea - I would think that this is a easy QUICK way for you to store and then send home each day- keeps stuff up and safe and admired while kids play (others can see the display while they come in and out) and you can find their stuff to go home at the end of day to send home! Not always does their stuff end up displayed at home so if you do it even if for a few hours then they can build self confidence. I have bulletin boards that I pin to but I like the pop of color and the individualization that this offers - may have to hit up the goodwill for frames!
8/23/2013 04:05:59 pm
I love this idea, I hesitated to use frames because I only thought to use them with glass; this method is ideal! LOVE the collaboration of the internet. Makes us all look so creative, thanks! We have Dollarama stores in Canada and 8.5x11 wood frames and 12x12 cork mats will give you each frame for about $3.00...Guess where I'm headed! :)
8/23/2013 11:15:24 pm
Yes! Great way to incorporate the frames. I love your point that the work may not be displayed at home. Thanks so much!
Thanks Jennifer, I could not of said it better. Children produce a lot of product throughout the day and most of that hard hard work ends up staying in the cubby or just stacked up at home. I want all of the children to know that the work they do is valued and meaningful. I have also found that the parents that might not do much with the work once it goes home have been coming in a looking for their child's picture frame and taking pictures of it with their smart phone. It also gives them a place to look because they know that their child's work is always in the same spot.
8/23/2013 08:33:57 pm
We love displaying the children's art in every room from infants up through our pre-k. We bought display strips which are hung outside of each classroom, to clip on childrens art. Our front instrance foyer is filled with frames holding childrens art and we invite everyone to check out our featured artists. I found display frames through Pottery Barn for children and we change them out each month. The art displays our featured theme for the month. I personally love children's art and love seeing the young artist in our little ones.
8/27/2013 01:14:10 pm
I have frames in my garage, thanks for the idea of spicing up my classroom.
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