My Dream Box

Lesson #3033

Create fun activity boxes for any subject area.

Inspire dreams and goal-setting with creative boxes celebrating student goals. Students decorate their boxes and fill with dreams written on fun shapes. At the end of the school year, students can open their boxes and reflect on their progress and achievement of goals.

Assemble and design creative pillow boxes filled with dreams and personal goals.

656856-Sizzix eclips Cartridge - Albums, Bags & Boxes 657149-Sizzix eclips Cartridge - Basic Shapes 12452-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Box #3 - XL 12538-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Caption Boxes - Large 657500-Sizzix eclips Machine w/Albums, Bags & Boxes Cartridge Bundle 23829-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Teddy Bear #5 - Large

Supplies Used:Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pens, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Marking Pen, Tape (Double-Sided)

The teacher will cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cut the Pillow Box using the eclips machine and Albums, Bags & Boxes cartridge. Assemble and secure ends with double-sided tape.
  2. Cut the Teddy Bear using the Starter Cartridge and decorate.
  3. Mat a title and adhere to the Box. Layer the Teddy Bear and adhere to the Box.
  4. Cut Scalloped Circles using the Basic Shapes cartridge.
  5. Write goals and dreams on the Circles and place in the Box (see Main Photo).
  6. You may also use SureCut  XL Box #3, Teddy Bear #5 and LG Caption Boxes to make the Pillow Box and goal information.

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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