Back to School & End Of The Year Activities Hippo Writing Craft Fun

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K - 3rd
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This is a quick, easy and fun, versatile writing prompt craft; with patterns for the end of the year (“Hip Hippo Ray! I’m on my way!”), ("Hip Hippo Ray! It’s graduation day!") or for back to school (“Hip Hippo Ray! Happy 1st day.")

Teacher Comments:

  • "Fun! Enjoyed so much!"
  • "So cute...parents loved them!"

The bows contain the greeting.

The mouth of the hippo flips up to reveal a variety of writing prompt options.

Choose one page, or several to make a little booklet.

There’s also an autograph page, plus a blank template for children to draw a picture of themselves, or use for more writing prompts that would turn “Hilda & Henry Hippo” into a Memory Book. (My students had fun naming their hippo.)

I’ve included a “note from your teacher” page too.

Simply write one note and run off. I pre-cut my page to expedite things.

For that finishing touch, have students glue their school photo somewhere.

Completed projects make a sweet display.

Teacher Comments:

  • "My kids liked making these! We got a lot of compliments when I hung them in the hallway!"
  • "These turned out so cute we hung them on our classroom door."

The packet also includes an ABC word hunt worksheet for the last day of school, as well as bookmarks in color and black and white, for all 3 occasions.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me. However you choose to use “Hippo Ray!” I hope you and your kiddos have a super-duper day.

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