Thursday, March 15, 2012

Project Runway...sort of...

Yesterday I shared some tater activities we use to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our class.  After we finish up our potato investigations we get ready to walk the runway!  For homework, my kids have to create a potato person using various craft supplies, food, or found objects from around their house.  When they bring their snazzed up spuds to school we have a Potato Pageant.  To enter, each potato contestant must fill out a Tater Trait sheet that will help the audience get to know their special spud. Click the pic to download a tater traits freebie! 

As they walk down the runway I MC the event by reading the traits using my best Ryan Seacrest voice.  Each contestant goes home with a ribbon denoting their stand out quality (prettiest eyes, best dressed, most heroic, etc).  I'm always amazed to see what the kids can come up with!  I love how they can turn this...

Into this!

Is that the cutest little tater tot you've ever seen or what?


  1. I LOVE this idea! And even better- I've never seen it before!

    I will have to look at this again next year, and I think I'll have my kids write a persuasive essay of why their spud should win, or maybe a personification piece.

    Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  2. I love the potatoes! They are all so cute!

  3. These are adorable! We made character potatoes for book character day. Students turned a potato into their favorite book character. Love the idea of describing it.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. Love this idea! Can't wait to tell my team about it!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. I so forgot to enter my email in the above post. Oops!! Sorry!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher


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