You will love the versatility of this packet.
I call it a “double duty” writing prompt craft because I’ve included patterns for the end of the year, as well as ones for back to school.
End of the Year:
Students trace and cut out one of their feet & then glue it to the base of their flip flop.
To add extra pizzazz and 3D pop, the “straps” for the top of the flip flop, are strips of paper that stick up.
You can also use quarter inch ribbon for something different.
I’ve included a daisy pattern as well, should some of your girls want to jazz things up a bit more.
They might also like to add glitter for “nail polish” & a flat-backed “rhinestone” for a toe ring.
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They glue their completed foot to one of the corners of their “Steppin’ Into Summer…” writing prompt paper.
There are 4 black & white options for students to choose from; as well as 2 colorful ones, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.
Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board.
I’ve also included a poster for the center of your display.
Back To School:
Summer flies and school has a way of “sneaking” up on you, so this “flip up” sneaker craft, features a pair of tennis shoes.
The black & white “cover” pattern, can be colored with markers or crayons, or you can expedite things & run the template off on a variety of colors of construction paper.
At the top of the sneakers is a glue tab, which is glued to the top of the matching blank base. This “hinge” is flipped up to reveal the completed writing prompt underneath the cover.
There are two prompt options:
Option 1. “Here’s how I feel about stepping into a new school year!”
I’ve also included patterns for “Here’s how I feel about stepping into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade…” with a blank option, so you can write in a different grade.
Option 2. “As you step into a new school year, here’s some advice:” For this end of the year writing prompt, your students write some advice, to your new students coming in the fall.
Tuck these away, then on the first day of school, lay them on your students’ desk, or attach to a locker door in the hallway.
If you’re a fan of a popular blue cat character, this “sneaker craft” is a fun activity that you can transition to, after reading one of those shoe-themed stories.
These projects make an interesting bulletin board as well. I’ve included a poster for this display too.
Whether summer is upon you, or you’re gearing up for back to school, I’m wishing you a fun-filled time.
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