Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Paint Swatches....a FREE and FABULOUS resource

Happy Tuesday! I hope this Summer day is treating you well. We are on our last full week of Summer vacation.... : ( As the school year approaches I am constantly searching for new ideas. Mrs. Childress has recently posted about using paint swatches as book marks....fabulous idea!! I found some other great ways to use paint swatches in your classroom on Pinterest. Check these out.....

I found this picture, which uses the paint swatches as a vocabulary ring. I love this idea! I think this could be great for a vocabulary station. You could use it for reading or math.

Over at Upcycled Education they have used the paint swatches for mini KWLs. I LOVE this!

One of my favorite ways to use the paint swatches is for exit tickets. Very neat!


  1. I love the synonym rings! I think this would be a good beginning of the year activity for over used words.... how do you go about getting so many samples... do u just GRAB them? hahah
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. Haha...yes! Just go in there and grab them! If you start getting strange looks just say "I'm a teacher!". : )

  3. Love this idea! It's amazing how many uses paint swatches have. :)

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    4th Grade Haps and Hacks

  4. Thanks, Ms. Parker for featuring my paint swatch KWLs. Don't you just adore a colorful paint swatch?

    Happy Summer,
    Jen from Upcycled Education

  5. I love the ideas for the paint swatches! I have used them to write color poems and list character traits with examples/support while reading a novel. (My husband works for Lowe's so I have the hook-up!)I'm excited to be your newest follower! I'd love for you to stop by my new 4th grade blog and follow me too!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  6. Anonymous9/06/2012

    I absolutely LOVE this idea with the paint colors! I went to Home Depot the other day and the paint strips now have holes in there!? Maybe to many teachers are using them? LOL. I am going to look more this weekend! Thanks for the idea! Please check out my site!!


    From Behind the Lavender Door


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