1-2-3 Come Do Some Scarecrow Crafts With Me
I love doing a variety of scarecrow-themed activities in the fall, so I created this cute “Peekin’ Scarecrow” writing prompt craft.
Whenever I toss a bit of creative craftiness in with our writing, my students get all excited to get down to business.
I find that if one provides students with a variety of interesting, fun and thought-provoking writing prompts, you will have hit a motivating “hot button”.
With that in mind, I spent quite a bit of time thinking up 42 engaging prompts, all with a scarecrow in mind.
For simple & quick printing, the writing prompt pattern provides 6 prompts on a one-page template.
TIP: Whenever I need to pre-cut things for my kiddos as a time saver, I stack at least 3 pages then staple around the edges.
After cutting, toss the "prompt cards" into a basket.
This prompt is then glued to their completed project.
There are 5 different, writing prompt worksheets for students to compose their final draft on.
So that I have a pretty even amount, and a nice variety for my display. I assign half my students to glue their writing horizontally and the other half vertically.
For any of our writing assigments, I have students make a first & final draft.
To help them, I've included a writing rubric, which students can use as a checklist, before they complete their final draft.
Look closely & you will see that I've added some deeper shading with crayons, as well as some "stitch marks" to the nose, heart cheek & along the edges of the face & hat.
Another way to add some extra pizzazz, is by putting a few sheets of yellow construction paper into a shredder.
My kiddos absolutely LOVED adding "hay hair", which is a great fine motor skill that will help strengthen finger muscles, and increase dexterity.
Fold the petals up for some added dimension.
As you can see by my samples, completed projects turn out so cute!
I've also included 2 posters to enhance your display.
So that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share, I've also made templates for 3, of my completed writing prompts.
Sharing an example, not only helps easily explain what you want your students to do, but also gets them excited to make one of their own.
As with all of my packets, there are clear directions, with helpful tips & photographs.
Use them for a variety of games.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's started snowing quite heavily this moring here in Michigan.
Since it's only the frist week of November, I am so not ready for the craziness that winter weather creates.
That said, it is quite lovely, and the quiet of the woods, frosted in sparkling white is quite peaceful.
"In teaching others, we teach ourselves." -Proverb