Two really fun options for your students to create a Back To School Backpack
Option #1 - Use all of the templates provided and students will craft their own backpacks.
Option #2 - Begin with a paper bag and use the templates provided to create a paper bag backpack.
Both great options ... you decide which is a better option for your students.
Watch the video to see how it is made: Back to School Backpacks
There are many options for writing activities included:
- on the straps
- on the front cover
- a secret pocket which students complete inserts and drop into the pocket
- 5 interactive templates created so you can have students tell you more about themselves, what makes them happy, what they are good at, a little about their family, a goal for the year, find someone who ... likes/can/wants to etc.
- have used graphics for boys and for girls
What you need:
Paper (light cardstock would be extra special), coloring pencils, glue, paper bags (if that is the option you choose)
I have included step by step directions and visuals to assist you in assembling these backpacks.
Look at the video and decide which backpack is better suited for your students - the paper bag backpack for the little ones, the regular backpack for students in the older grades.
You must save this file on your computer. Then open and print on 8 1/2 x 14 (legal size) paper. Otherwise, your product will not be set up properly.
Hope you love it! The completed backpack will stand about 8" tall. Use it all year long and have students complete items and drop them into their backpacks!