You will need:
1 81/2"x11" sheet of manila or white paper for each invitation
First, holding the paper horizontally, fold in the sides so that they meet in the middle.
Next, fold in the top corners until they meet in the middle and create a triangle.
Now cut off the triangle flaps that you just folded over so that your paper looks like this:
Decorate your house and create an invitation!
We have a little mini lesson on writing an invitation and talk about what the important information is that your reader needs to know. We put all of that information on the inside of the flaps. In the middle section, we write a sentence to get them interested in coming. For example: Come see all of the _____ things we've been learning! We have a little brainstorming session where I record all of the adjectives they generate that could fit in that sentence, then they pick one and write it. That's it! One of my kids finally said, "Hey! It's a house that opens for Open House!" Yesss... that's where I was going with that, I'm glad someone caught on! I'm not an artist and I am sure there are some teachers out there that could turn this into something WAY cuter, but hey, I did my best!