Saturday, May 5, 2012

Angry Bird Countdown

 
My class loves Angry Birds so I decided to make a countdown to the end of the year using the Angry Bird theme.  I saw a balloon countdown on Pinterest and thought it was such a fun idea.  I knew I wanted to do it for my class this year so I took the idea I saw on Pinterest and changed it to fit my wants.  I didn't want to hang the balloons from the ceiling (against our fire code) so I decided to make a bulletin board.  Here is my bulletin board.



My students saw me make the first few pigs and they were really excited about it.  They didn't know what I was doing but they were excited for the Angry Bird theme.  The next day when they came to class they saw the finished bulletin board.  They were super excited.  I explained how each day we are going to pop one and do the activity inside of it.  That got the students even more excited.  I think this will be something my students remember and also it makes each day a little more exciting.
 
Sorry, I had to take the Angry Bird Countdown down because of copyright issues.




                                                                      

22 comments:

  1. How cute! Love this idea...will be heading over to check it out!

    Samantha
    Ms.Smarty Pants

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  2. Sooo cute! What a great spin on the idea!

    Natalie
    TeacheryTidbits

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  3. Outstanding board and great idea!! I have only 11 days left and not sure I can contain myself much less keep the kids in line.

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    1. I am so glad you love it! I do too. ;0)

      April

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  5. Oh my gosh April, this is AMAZING!!! My kids LOVE Angry Birds and I'm pretty sure they would think this is the best thing ever!! We still have a month and a half left, but when we get closer to the last day I definitely want to do this!!!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, the students do LOVE it! As well as everyone else that I have showed. It is amazing how making something into birds grabs everyone's attention. :)

      April

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  6. Super cute! I bet your kiddos love this!

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    1. Yes, they do love it and so do I. :)

      April

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  7. I love this so much!! :D Really creative!

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  8. How are you keeping the balloons inflated? Did you fill them with helium? I once kept balloons in my classroom overnight and they all shrunk before the next day. I am very interested in doing this but I want to be sure the balloons will stay. I love this idea! so creative!

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    1. I just blew them up myself. I hope when I go back tomorrow that they aren't shrunk. That would be a big bummer.

      April

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    2. When I went into school this morning and actually now they are still blown completely up. They still look like they did last Thursday. So, so far so good.

      April
      Wolfelicious

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    3. My balloons are still all blown up! :)

      April

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  9. I love this idea! What did you use for the beaks and ears? Construction paper? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I used construction paper for the beaks and ears. My kiddos LOVED this!!

      April
      Wolfelicious

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  10. Love, love this idea! I am spotlighting it for you on my blog tomorrow. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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