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Versatile Writing Prompt Crafts for the End or Beginning of the Year

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Whether you're looking for a little something to save your sanity, and fill up a bit of time during the last week or school, or you need a writing prompt for back to school, you'll  “TOE-tally” love the versatility of my 2 newest packets.

I call these “double duty” writing prompt crafts because I’ve included patterns for the end of the year, as well as ones for back to school.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesFirst up is the super-cute "TOE-tally" writing prompt packet, which  includes 3 different writing prompt crafts. Plus each of those has several options too!

Toe tally Terrific summer or school year writing prompt flip up craftAll of the writing prompts use the “TOE-tally” play-on-words.
The graphics vary, but all feature cute little toes somewhere in the picture.

For the 1st option, the “shorts” of the child flip up to reveal the writing prompt.
There are 4 black & white boy options for students to choose from, as well as 4 girl patterns

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesSince completed projects make an adorable bulletin board, I've included a set of matching posters for your display.

All of the craftivities have a colorful option as well, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.
To give you some ideas, I’ve also included my completed writing prompt samples.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesThe 2nd option is a card. The sweet graphics feature 10 toes peeking out of a pair of flip flops. 

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesI've also included some "I'm wishing you a 'TOE-tally awesome summer/school year" tags, with 10, on a one-page pattern.

Attach to an end or beginning of the year treat for your students. 

I buy the bags of mini candy bars or Skittles at The Dollar Store.

They usually have 10-12 in a bag, so it's an inexpensive little surprise, that's so appreciated by my kiddos. 

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesI have matching bulletin board posters for this craft as well.

Finally, the 3rd option sports a child chilling out under a beach umbrella, which flips up to reveal the prompt.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesFor this craftivity, there are 2 boy patterns, plus 2 girl templates for students to choose from.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesI've included a set of 4, matching posters to use for this bulletin board display as well.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesThe other writing prompt craftivity packet is entitled, "Steppin' Into ..." These craftivities also serve double duty.

End of the Year Option:
Students trace and cut out one of their feet & then glue it to the base of their flip flop.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesTo add extra pizzazz and 3D pop, the “straps” for the top of the flip flop, are strips of paper that stick up.

You can also use quarter inch ribbon for something different.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesI’ve included a daisy pattern as well, should some of your girls want to jazz things up a bit more.

Adding a heart with a school photo creates even more interest, making this a sweet keepsake as well.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesThey might also like to add glitter for “nail polish” & a flat-backed “rhinestone” for a toe ring.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesStudents glue their completed foot to one of the corners of their “Steppin’ Into Summer…” writing prompt paper.

There are 4 black & white options for students to choose from; as well as 2 colorful ones, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesCompleted projects make a terrific bulletin board.
I’ve also included a poster for the center of your summer display, plus a different one for your back to school bulletin board.


Back To School Option:
Summer flies and school has a way of “sneaking” up on you, so this “flip up” sneaker craft, features a pair of tennis shoes.

The black & white “cover” pattern, can be colored with markers or crayons, or you can expedite things & run the template off on a variety of colors of construction paper.

At the top of the sneakers is a glue tab, which is glued to the top of the matching blank base. This “hinge” is flipped up to reveal the completed writing prompt underneath the cover.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesThere are two prompt options:
Option 1. “Here’s how I feel about stepping into a new school year!”
I’ve also included patterns for “Here’s how I feel about stepping into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade…” with a blank option, so you can write in a different grade.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesOption 2. “As you step into a new school year, here’s some advice:” For this end of the year writing prompt, your students write some advice, to your new students coming in the fall.

Tuck these away, then on the first day of school, lay them on your students’ desk, or attach to a locker door in the hallway.

writing prompts for the end of the year,  end of the year bulletin boards, summer writing prompts, summer bulletin boards, activities for the end of the year, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school bulletin boards, Pete the cat activities, Petes I love my white shoes crafts, Petes i love my white shoes activitiesIf you’re a Pete the Cat fan, this “sneaker craft” is a fun activity that you can transition to, after reading one of Pete’s shoe stories.

Speaking of Pete, it seemed a nice "go along" to have today's featured FREEBIE, be a sweet story retelling craft, for Pete's "I Love My White Shoes".

A child's blue hand print topped with sneakers makes this a cute keepsake.

Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

I think we've skipped spring here in Michigan, as we seem to have jumped from winter (which lasted into April), right into summer, with record-breaking 90 degree temps for May!

Have to dash and water my flowers before it gets too hot. 

Wishing you lots of "fun in the sun" as well.

"When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind.  When the weather is cold, keep a warm heart.." - Ajahn Brahm

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