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

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1st - 3rd
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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 Craftivities 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.

Then they pick an innertube. These can be colored or run off on colored printing paper or cardstock. After placing their person “in” the innertube, 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 innertube.

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.

Here’s What’s Included:

☀️4 innertube images that can be colored or run off on colored paper.

☀️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 innertube (2 boys, 2 girls and 1 blank that can be used in whatever way needed.

☀️2 Snorkel masks to be run off on colored paper or to color in.

☀️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.

Teacher Ideas and Tips:

Let the students be as creative as they like!!

  • These can be used at the end of the year and send 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 used 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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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