Your current students make a bee out of a toilet paper tube, yellow construction paper (body), black electrical tape (stripes), cupcake liners (wings) and a pipe cleaner (antennae). They complete the writing prompt: "I'm wishing you a 'bee-utiful' year in __________. (Fill in grade) Here's the buzz about what you'll learn and do" and then roll it up and insert it into their bumblebee.
Have students complete the writing prompt: "You're going to have a great year 'bee-cause'..." on the pages inside the mini apple booklet, and then glue it to the bumblebee that your current students make for your next year's kiddos.
I've included a template for the end of the year: "I hope you have a 'berry' special summer, just like you" as well as one for the beginning of the school year: "I'm wishing you a 'berry' special school year." For a sweet treat, attach your note to a berry-flavored juice box, or some Wild Berry Skittles.
There are 3 templates so you can use this for Mother's Day with a generic "You are 'berry' special" pattern, so students can give this to someone else, or make for Grandparents' Day.
This is a versatile craftivity, as you can use the various templates for a Mother's Day or Father's Day gift, or something to make with grandparents for Grandparent's Day. If you'd like to give your students an end-of-the-year gift, this is also relatively easy and inexpensive, and sure to become a keepsake. This "craftivity" is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to grab your copy today.
22 pages. Common Core State Standards: 1.NBT.2a, 1.NBT.2b, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.3, K.NBT.1 A wonderful "craftivity" to help students understand place value in a fun way. Includes 1 for each month + extras. Great for assessing.