If you have an Elf On A Shelf in your classroom, a super-fun writing extension is to have your students keep a journal of the elf's daily adventures. I've included prompts for PK as well as older kiddo's. Encourage them to illustrate their page. Make the journals out of file folders and have students decorate their cover.
Students practice giving directions in this fun writing prompt that makes a cute bulletin board: "Hats Off to Great Directional Writing!" Encourage students to use transitions, ordinal numbers + adjectives. Pom poms and white glitter add that finishing touch.
Help students learn to count forwards, backwards and by 10's. Print; laminate; trim and have students put together, or run off copies for each child and have them cut and glue to the numbered grid. You can also make a puzzle flip booklet using all 3 puzzles stapled to the top in mixed up fashion. Children flip the strips to find the puzzle they are working on. Have children pick a partner; challenge them to see who can be the first to put their puzzle together.
You requested them, so here they are "Elf-abet" cards. Includes a 3-page tip list of things you can do with the cards, including games. There are also a variety of upper and lowercase worksheets + assessments.
The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa. Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice" list. Includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator.
Students respond to an elf-help wanted poster from Santa, in this fun writing prompt, that's a perfect transition after reading the story Elf on a Shelf. An official elf helper button + a "You're hired!" certificate are also included.
Make a classroom elf of your own, or use this as an individual behavior modification technique and have each child make one. The body is made out of a decorative lunch bag. Children add tally marks for staying focused, completing tasks, behaving etc.
Children read, add end punctuation, circle the capital letters, underline the adjectives, trace and write the directional words and then color, cut and glue the matching picture.
Cover lots of Common Core State Standards as students read, add end punctuation, underline capital letters; trace and write the shape word; trace and write the color word, trace the shape and then draw and color that shaped nose on the reindeer.