This is an adorable hot air balloon. With the download, there are several patterns to choose from: brown basket, blue basket, and black and white hot air balloon.
Writing topics on the mini pages students cut out and have stapled to the back of their balloon to make a book:
Tell about a goal you hope to achieve.
What is something you would like to be able to do better? Why?
What is one wish you would like to come true?
What do you want to do when you grow up?
This makes a nice writing assignment for Read Across America Week, Dr. Seuss books, Career Week, the start or end of the school year, or anytime.
This makes a great bulletin board display!
You can add photos of your students' faces to your balloons or have students draw their faces.