Back To School

School is starting soon and we will be saying "Good Bye" the relaxing days of summer.  If the kids are looking for an activity to finish out the summer read Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker and follow it up with a fun back to school craft.


Wow! School! is a colorful book about all that school has to offer.  It introduces everything from art class to fun on the playground.  It is sure to get your reluctant student ready for his first day of school.  


  • 4 popsicle sticks (jumbo or regular)
  • Yellow paint or yellow marker
  • Construction paper (black, taupe and red)
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Lay the popsicle sticks side by side as illustrated in the picture on top of the taupe construction paper.
  2. Glue the popsicle stick in place, making sure there is extra taupe paper on the top for the pencil tip and on the bottom for the eraser.
  3. Draw a triangle for the tip of the pencil and a rectangle for the eraser.
  4. Cut around the popsicle sticks, the triangle and the rectangle
  5. Cut a small triangle from the black construction paper and glue to the tip of the taupe triangle
  6. Cut a rectangle from the red construction paper a little larger than the size of the taupe rectangle and glue to the taupe rectangle (make sure the red rectangle is slightly overlapping the yellow popsicle sticks)

Your Pencil Is Complete!

Other titles by Robert Neubecker

Wow! America!

Wow! City!

Wow! Ocean!