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1-2-3 Come Make An Ice Cream Cone With Me!

The end of the year is super-charged with energy.  You can literally feel it in the air and it's obvious in your students' excited behavior.  Many kiddos are already sharing about vacations that their family is going to take and what they want to do for the summer, so I thought it would be fun to have them write about that, and make a craft as well. 

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, When I think of summer, I think of ice cream cones.  It seemed the perfect "craftivity" for an end of the year writing prompt, and led to the "Here's The Scoop" packet.

Run off the cone pattern on brown construction paper, run the ice cream scoop template on a variety of pastel colors of construction paper that would be the shades of real ice cream flavors.  Scrapbook paper really looks awesome; I used it for several of my samples.  

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, Students cut out their cone and scoop.  They also trim and glue a plain scoop of "vanilla" to the top of their cone.  This is where they will complete the writing prompt.  Remind students not to write beyond the indentations, as you can see by the photo, the white scalloped section will peek out to give the illusion of another scoop.

Using a tiny piece of Scotch tape, students "hinge" the top scoop to the right hand side of the bottom scoop, so that it flips open to reveal the writing portion.   For that finishing touch, add a cherry with a school photo to the top.

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, There's a template for "Here's the scoop ! These are some of the cool things I'd like to do this summer..."  as well as one you can use at the beginning of the year: "Here's the scoop! These are some of the cool things that I did this summer..."

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, After students have shared their creation, give them a "Wishing you a sweet summer" bookmark.  Write students' names at the top, and sign yours under the greeting.

Completed cones make a cute bulletin board too.  Make the background out of a plastic picnic table cloth and scatter the cones on it.   Your caption could be "Cool writing by some sweet 1st graders." or "Looking foward to a sweet summer!"  

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, For another writing prompt, have students color the "I hope you have a cool year!" bookmark and write a note to a new student, who will be in your class in the fall.  What a fun surprise for them to find this on/in their desk on the first day of school. 

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, Also included in the packet is the "Secret Sweetie" game.  Have students fill out the cone portion, write a clue on the scoop and then glue their photo on the inside. 

Collect them and read several a day.  Call on students to guess who they think the "secret sweetie" might be, then flip open the top scoop to reveal the photo.  

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, This can be used at the beginning of the school year to help children get to know their new classmates, or at the end of the year to see how well they know their friends. 

end of the year writing prompts, beginning of the year writing prompts, summer crafts, ice cream cone crafts, icebreakers for the beginning of the year, getting to know you games, getting to know your students activities, Click on the link to view/download the Here's The Scoop packetThanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN away.

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent

 

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