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A Special Classroom Quilt

Social Studies/Art Activity

Have children share a special event from their lives with their classmates by making a classroom quilt.


  • 5-inch squares of white paper
  • 6-inch squares of colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • A roll of white paper


  1. Brainstorm with children a list of special events. You might want to start children off with some of these ideas:
    • a birthday party
    • a holiday
    • a sports competition
    • a recital
    • a visit to a special place or person

  2. Have each child draw and/or write about a special event on one of the white squares.

  3. Then have each child center and paste the completed square on a colored square.

  4. When everyone has completed their squares, have children tape the squares into rows.

  5. To finish the quilt, have a few children cut out and tape a white border around the quilt. Children can decorate the border any way they wish.

  6. Display the quilt and have children talk about their own special event.

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