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A flag inspired by the Fante Asafo Flags of Ghana, illustrating the Irish proverb, "You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind."

Illustrate a Proverb or Verse Inspired by the Fante Asafo Flags of Ghana

Seeing a variety of Fante Asafo Flags from Ghana will inspire your students with ideas for this project. Students in grades 5 and up will enjoy creating their own personal flag to illustrate a proverb or verse that’s meaningful to them. Kids love the tactile experience of working with felt and embroidery floss as they use graphic symbols to tell a story, convey a concept […]

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Burlap Needlepoint Mandala

It’s football season and that means it’s the perfect time to introduce needlepoint art to your students! If you’re wondering what football has to do with needlepoint, look no further than former NFL great, Rosey Grier. I used to have trouble getting my 5th grade boys to take anything seriously that involved a needle and yarn…. […]

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Burlap “Sampler” – Stitching Project

There is something very calming and soothing about stitching on fabric… even my 5th grade boys love it! I usually find that in a class of 25, there might be 3 or 4 girls who have some experience with stitching by hand, and for everyone else it’s brand new. What a valuable life skill to […]

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