While school is a place for learning, not every activity you do with your students needs to be curriculum-based. Non-curriculum activities are a great opportunity to commemorate important days of school, give your students a break from learning or let students contribute to your classroom’s decor. At Really Good Stuff®, you’ll find tons of Ready to Decorate® projects and other arts and crafts activities to get your students’ creative juices going.Celebrate School Milestones
The first day of school, 100th day of school and end of the year are all big milestones that can be celebrated with fun craft projects. Choose from one of our many “All About Me” projects to get to know your students and help them learn more about each other on the first day of school. We have tons of posters and 3D activities for you to take your pick of. Newspaper-style posters can be drawn on and colored to be presented in front of the class. You can then hang these posters around your room. They’re a great choice for younger students who might lack the dexterity needed for more involved projects. For older students, we have 3D projects in fun shapes like hot air balloons, apples and pencils. The 100th day of school is a big deal for younger students. We have everything from 100 glasses to capes to posters for students to decorate in celebration of this milestone. At the end of the year, you can do projects that let students reflect on what they’ve learned and done over the past year.Fun Projects for Students
Other non-curriculum activities can be used to reward good behavior, mark students’ materials or celebrate birthdays. Pick a special student who was a great example all week, and give them one of our Ready-To-Decorate® All About Me Star Student Posters to fill out and decorate. Dedicate a wall or bulletin board to your collection of these posters. Personalized magazine holders are a wonderful way to get students excited about reading. Let them decorate these holders with their names, stickers and drawings. Now they’ll know exactly which books are theirs and get excited every time they go to grab a book. We also have birthday-themed posters, cupcake kits and cards so you can help students celebrate their special day.