Growing Sentiments Basket

Lesson #4291

Fill a basket with sentimental thoughts or wishes written on individual flowers.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Create unique gifts to celebrate any holiday or special occasion. Students write heartfelt sentiments or thoughts on each flower to appreciate a loved one or dear friend. They can also write special tasks or good deeds to demonstrate helpfulness and responsibility. A thoughtful note, poem or quotation can be included on the scallop note card to complete the gift.

Create a thoughtful gift that encourages acts of caring, helpfulness and responsibility.

15164-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Flower, Tulip - Large 15750-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Circle - Large 16783-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Flowers #1 (6 Die Set) - Large 25004-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Bag #10 (Basket) - XL 26159-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Circle, Scallop - Large

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Brads, 1/4" Circle Hand Punch, Glue, Ribbon, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut XL Bag #10 using purple cardstock or construction paper to create the basket. Attach the handle to the Bag with brads.
  2. Die-cut a Tulip or any Flower using yellow and green paper. Leave the green Flower whole. Cut the petals from the stem on the yellow Flower. Adhere the yellow petals to the green Flower (Figure A).
  3. Students may write different tasks on each Flower.
  4. Cut thin strips from green paper and place in the basket for grass. Place the Flowers in the basket for the student to take home.
  5. Die-cut a Scallop Circle and Circle using light and dark purple paper. Adhere the light purple Scallop Circle to the dark purple Circle to create a note card. Print a poem or message on the note card.
  6. Punch two holes an inch apart above the message using a 1/4" circle hand punch.
  7. Cut a 6" length of yellow ribbon. Insert the ends of the ribbon down through the front of the note card. Cross the ribbon ends on the back of the note card and insert in opposite holes, bringing the ribbon up through the front of the note card (Figure B).
  8. Present the basketful of flowers and note to any loved one or special friend (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

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

  • K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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

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