Here’s a quick, easy and fun writing prompt craftivity
that will make an adorable bulletin board
I try to design things that practice a variety of skills & standards
, so I’ve added the Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme
to this activity.
There are 2 writing prompts
to choose: “I like school because . . .”
and “My favorite things about school”
Children color the schoolhouse then cut it in half, gluing the ends to their writing prompt page, in such a way that they flip open, to reveal the writing underneath.
Students complete the prompt, add some color & draw a picture of themselves.
For that finishing touch, have them glue their school picture on one of the windows.
I also added my photo to make this a special keepsake for them.
To help explain things, I’ve included colorful completed samples, so you can quickly make an example of your own to share with your kiddos.
Before or after this activity, share the Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme
. I’ve included background information, a poster poem, pocket chart cards
, plus some “trace & write” color-me worksheets
The poem fits the schoolhouse writing prompt, and is a nice segue for introducing the nursery rhyme genre
, along with rhyming words
“What words rhyme in the poem?” (go-snow & school-rule). Can they think of anymore?
You can do this as a whole-group activity and write the words on the board, or have older students make their own lists on the worksheets provided.
To practice another skill, have them alphabetize the words
on their list.
I’ve included answer keys.
Students can also share their schoolhouse at this time.
Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board.
To tie them into the poem, I’ve included a “_______________’s little lambs have found their way to school”
poster for the center of your board, the nursery rhyme poster, plus some large sheep to go on each side.
You or your kiddos write their name on the little lamb cards
, which are placed next to their schoolhouse. Add some border & you’re done.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping you and your little lambs are really enjoying school.
Be sure and check out my other writing prompt craftivities