Back to School Name Tag Craftivity for A House for Hermit Crab

Let’s teach across the curriculum with picture books. Teaching with picture books is a classroom passion of mine, and I find many other teachers share a similar passion.

Here is how you can use picture books as a read-aloud for a back-to-school activity with a craft.

Back to School Name Tag Craftivity for A House for Hermit Crab

This craftivity is based on A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.

You might not think the book has much to do with back-to-school, but comparisons can be made between outgrowing the shell and outgrowing last year’s classroom.

Back to School Name Tag Craftivity for A House for Hermit Crab Shell Free Template

Just like hermit crab decorates his new shell to make it feel like home, students use this free shell pattern to create a special name tag to help make their new desk space feel more like home.

They decorate their desk with an all-about-me desk name tag…

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Rachel

I am a former journalist who changed careers and became an elementary teacher. I have spent the last four years substituting. Many students know me as "the baby teacher" since I tend to do long-term jobs for teachers on maternity leave.

My quest is to land in a classroom of my own, but until then I plan to be the best sub I can be... and help others do the same.