Painting with Prefixes

I found the most ADORABLE Prefix Crafitvity by Deb Hanson, and I loved making it with my students.  I am trying several different strategies to get them to remember prefixes, and this is one that really hit home with them!  The students made little paint palates that focused on a certain prefix.  

You can see the process of my littles making the craft...  They picked a prefix, and then cut paint shapes to glue on.  What is amazing about 4th grade, is I don't have to prep as much!  They can make a lot of the craftivities on their own!

This prefix craftivity warms my heart because I miss Kindergarten SO MUCH!!! (I can't talk about it, I tear up!)  ANNNNND my bulletin board is bright and colorful...aka my heart is full! :)

I wanted to share one one of our engagement photos that were taken by the amazing Ashley Rose.  We were out in San Juan Capistrano last weekend as she captured our feeling awkward smiling at each other love.  She took this one with her phone, so I can't imagine what the edited ones look like! :)



  1. I love this! We are starting prefixes this week!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  2. These look awesome!! I absolutely love the colors you used! I am definitely going with the bright colors next time! I'm glad that you and your fourth graders enjoyed them. It's amazing how much older students love crafts, too, isn't it? Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  3. These are amazing!! We are starting prefixes soon. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

  4. Your prefix activity is SO cute! Those big kids must just love you!! :) And your picture is ADORABLE. Your comment about awkward smiling sounded like I wrote it. Too funny!!


  5. Such a cute activity and your pics are beautiful!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  6. Love, love this idea!! The picture is awesome!!

  7. Wow! This is great! My kiddos are still struggling with these so this would be an awesome end of the week connection!

    A Rocky Top Teacher