If your students enjoy The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they're sure to get excited about this very creative writing activity staring an elf.
The packet includes templates to make a “top secret” file-folder diary, a variety of diary pages, clip art badges to decorate their diary cover with, plus a selection of incentive “stickers” that they can earn.
Besides using the “stickers” included, I suggest buying a nice variety of real seasonal stickers, suitable for your age group.
Students can collect them for a variety of reasons, and stick them to the inside cover of their folder diary.
I’ve also included 30 writing prompt ideas to jump start your students' creative minds.
Can you imagine being the smallest and weakest little elf at the North Pole? To make matters worse, the only thing big about you are your feet and ears. They are ginormous!
You so want to help Santa, but everyone thinks you are too little, too dumb and too weak to do anything but be a candy cane tester, licking a sample from each batch to make sure they taste just right.
This little elf constantly daydreams about all of the adventures he’d go on as a super-spy for Santa. After all, being little has its advantages.
He could hide almost anywhere; and his big ears help him hear just about everything + his huge feet allow him to “ski” down hills without even having to put skis on!
Give your students the scenario and have them become that tiny elf with the giant feet, huge ears and big heart.
Students write about what they do and how they feel. Encourage them to name their elf and draw pictures in their diary. Entries should be dated.
When your elf activities are winding down, have students write a few pages where they "save the day" and become a highly respected, and depended-upon elf, who is a very special, top-secret spy, for Santa.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me hoping your students really enjoy letting their imaginations run away with them, as they “become” a wimpy little elf, who’s really not so wimpy after all.
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