Looking for something fun for your kiddos to do the last week of school? How 'bout an autograph booklet. Students can either color the car on the front cover, or run the pattern off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students trim and glue to another sheet of construction paper. Includes inside pages for them to color and collect autographs on.
There are several options for this end of the year writing prompt "craftivity." Students can simply color the cow, cut it out and glue it to the top of their writing prompt, or you can run off the cow parts on construction paper. Students trim, glue their cow together, add some pizzazz with crayons and then glue it to the top of their writing prompt.
This is a versatile "craftivity." Students can choose the "ANTicipating summer fun" writing prompt, the "ANTicipating their new grade", or they can use the blank template for something else.
"Hip Hippo Ray! I'm on my way" is a sweet end of the year activity. Choose whatever pages you want and have the students complete the writing prompts and then glue their booklet to the hippo. There's also a pattern for "Hip Hippo Ray! It's graduation day" appropriate for a preschool or kindergarten graduation. Glue on a photo for that finishing touch.
Use this "craftivity" for the beginning of the school year and have students complete the summer writing prompt, or use it at the end of the year and have students make the "Taco" 'bout a great year ___________ (fill in grade) was excelente." template.
I found a similar poem online being quoted in a variety of places, all with an unknown author. I revamped it and changed letters H through Z, then tweaked it for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade.
This is a quick and easy keepsake card for the teacher. Packet includes a note home to parents. Include a sheet of construction paper, so they can trace and cut out their child's hand. Students write a special note to their teacher and sign it, returning their handprint in the envelope.
If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher. If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes. You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
This "craftivity" is very versatile, as it includes templates for an end-of-the year memory book, with covers for preschool through 6th grade, plus a blank template. If you already have a memory book, have students write why they think this grade was terrific. You can also use this as a self-esteem builder (fill a bucket) activity (use the ______ is "T"-'rrific!" template) and have each classmate write a compliment in everyone's booklet; or fill in the blank with My Dad, or Grandparents and use for Father's or Grandparent's Day. It also works for back-to-school. Have students write about why their summer was terrific.
Have students write what they'd like to see and do during summer vacation on the lens-shaped pages. For more pizzazz, run the sunglasses off on scrapbook paper. Take a photo of each student wearing goofy sunglasses; cut into oval shapes and have them glue theirs to the right lens.