School Bus Writing Prompt Craft and Class Book If Buses Could Talk
This is a super-fun bus writing prompt where students pretend to be a school bus. This type of writing is also a glimpse of “personification”, “point of view” and “text to self”.
If you’ve gone over bus safety with your kiddos, this is also an interesting way to reinforce those rules. As one of the posters states: “I’m a bus and I’ve got something to say; which includes some rules that you need to obey.”
For example, my bus says: “Thank you for not eating or drinking. I hate getting all sticky and dirty. It makes me smell bad too.” Younger students can write a simpler sentence.
Check the PREVIEW to see lots of samples, as well as read “Bus Chatter”, a little ditty I wrote as a way to introduce the lesson.
It ends with an “It’s your turn” challenge.
The packet includes 5 large, (full page) black & white bus patterns for students to choose from.
There are also 2 speech bubble options.
Students choose a bus, color & cut it out, then fill in a speech bubble with their final draft of “bus chatter”.
Add extra pizzazz to the “flashing lights”, with flat-backed rhinestones, or glitter. A school photo adds that “finishing touch”.
Completed projects make an interesting bulletin board.
Besides the craftivity, you can also make a class book. There’s a cover, last page and 5 page options.
As always, there are matching colorful templates for teachers. I’ve also included my text-filled bubbles, if you’d like to use those, to expedite making an example to share.
Because students really enjoy this type of writing, you can certainly do both activities.
Since Bus Safety is celebrated in October, do one at the start of the year, then make the other later in the fall, which will hopefully show lots of improvement!
For some word work, and vocabulary-building, I’ve also included a bus safety word find, which is a fun pre-writing activity.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a super-duper and safe school year.
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