End of Year Activities | Summer Craft | Writing for 1st 2nd or 3rd Grades

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Are you looking for a fun and motivation End of Year Activity? You've got it!

These End of Year Summer Fun Craft activities will motivate your students to think about their summer break and what they will be doing during that time.

Students pick a person (some have hair and one doesn’t so they can add their own style) and make it look like them by creating the face and coloring it in as well as the shirt or bodice.

Then they pick an inner tube. These can be colored or run off on colored printing paper or cardstock. Let them be creative and make it their own!

After placing their person “in” the inner tube and adding some glue, they can choose icons on which to write their summer ideas and either hang from the tube like a mobile or simply place around the inner tube.

They have many choices and there is also a sheet that has suggestions that are all written on one sheet. These ideas are demonstrated in the examples provided.

A new addition is a castle and bucket to list or write ideas about summer. These are

8.5x11 and can simply be added to the craft for a simpler choice.

Here’s What’s Included:


☀️ 4 inner tube images that can be colored or run off on colored paper OR SIMPLY

☀️ 1 set of wave images to add to the craft so it looks like it is floating in the water.

☀️ 5 face images to be placed on the inner tube (2 boys, 2 girls and 1 blank that can be
used in whatever way needed.

☀️ Snorkel masks to be run off on colored paper or to color in TO ADD DETAILS.

☀️ 2 sheets that contain some ideas to write about for summer that can be displayed
with the craft.

☀️ 12 summer images that can be used to write about summer adventures to come.

☀️ A castle and bucket to list or write ideas about summer. These are 8.5x11 and can
simply be added to the craft for a simpler choice.

Teacher Ideas and Tips:

  • Let the students be as creative as they like!!
  • These can be used at the end of the year and sent home, or they can be completed a bit earlier and hung as bulletin board display.
  • They can be used as a simple arts and crafts activity to keep those minds focused and thinking about the summer as the year ends.
  • They can be completed and then shared with partners to see how their summers are alike and different.
  • If needed, you can pre-cut the images or simply cut around them and have the students cut out the details to make it go a bit quicker or just let them cut away.

It is great to use as a simple end of year activity! ENJOY!

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