Organizing a School Fall Fair
Get ready to visit the IPM 2012 by holding a fall fair in your school. Students can begin their projects in early spring with the results ready for the first week of September. Student work can be displayed in the classrooms or the gym and an open house tied to a Meet the Teacher evening organized. Prizes and/or ribbons can also be awarded.
Listed are a variety of categories students could enter.
A. Fruits and vegetables Fresh produce from the family garden only, to be displayed on a paper plate.
- Corn (3 ears, all one variety) remove husks
- Corn (3 stalks, all one variety)
- Potatoes (3 tubers, all one variety) not washed but dry brushed
- Tomatoes (3 specimens) leave ½” stems
- Cherry tomatoes (3 specimens) leave ½” stems
- Zucchini squash (2 specimens)
- Cucumbers ( 3 specimens)
- Most unusual looking vegetable
- A collection of mixed vegetables in a decorated basket
- A creature made with fruit and vegetables only
B. Flowers from the Garden. Put water in a container. Flowers should be shown with their own greenery.
- Snapdragons (1 spike)
- Daisies (3 blooms)
- Gladiolas ( 1 spike )
- Harvested sunflower head (largest diameter)
- Roses (1 only)
- House plant
- Display of 3 named flowers
- Petunias (3 blooms)
- A bouquet of flowers arranged within a pumpkin
C. Home Baking No Nuts Please
- A flower made out of food items
- Decorate a cupcake
- 3 different shapes of rice krispies
- Make a healthy after school snack
- 3 chocolate chip cookies
- Decorate a pizza face using a small tortilla
- 3 brownies
- 3 slices of banana bread
- Decorated cake for a birthday
- Loaf of homemade bread
- Fruit pie
- Decorated cake for a birthday
D. Sewing, Needlework and Fabric Projects
- Decorate a purchased headband using any material
- A piece of needlework on any material of your own design( eg. embroidery, cross stich)
- Design and sew a pencil case or purse
- Rug hook from a kit
- Knitted accessory (no kits ) (eg. scarf, hat, mittens etc.)
- Create an underwater scene using cut up pieces of fabric (may be fastened to any background, eg. paper, bristle board etc.)
- Make your own simple sewing kit (eg. thimble, thread, push pins etc.) and display items in a small case or box that you have decorated.
E. Crafts and Hobbies
- A unique piece of construction made out of Lego (no kits). No larger than 20cm x 20cm x 20cm
- Crate a mask using any materials (no kits)
- Decorate a picture frame using any material
- Make a puppet out of any material
- Make a decorate a paper airplane
- Make an “orgami” animal
- Make a greeting card
- Make a Christmas ornament out of molded clay using any type of form (eg. cookie cutter, pre-shaped form etc.)
- Design your own spaceship using any recycled material. No larger than 20cm x 20cm x 20cm
- 1. Make a small table center piece for Christmas using any material
F. Scrapbooking.: Create one scrapbook page
- Animal theme
- Sports theme
- Vacation theme
G. Posters: Category themes
- “Taking Care of Our Environment”
- Helping Others in Our Community”
- “Keeping Kids Active”
- “Safety 1st”
H. Photography: Five photos of your choice. Captions may be included. Must be student’s own photography.
- A sketch of a fish in a water scene
- Make a postcard and design the front using any material.
- Make a postcard and using the back only, address it with a note using calligraphy.
- Make a book suitable for a toddler using no more that 6 pages. It must be handwritten and include illustrations.
- Create a conic strip using no more that 5 frames.
- 6. Create your own painting. Use oil, water base paint, or acrylic paint. No larger than 81/2in. x 11in.
- Write a poem with a nature theme consisting of no more than 8 lines.
- Dress your teddy bear into something suitable for a career (job0 of your choice
- Create a picture using chalk. No larger than 81/2in. x 11in.
- Create a picture using plasticine and adhere it onto any material (size: 81/2in. x 11in.)