Here’s a super-fun,
Seuss inspired, writing prompt craft that I feel confident your students will really enjoy!
An added bonus is that completed projects make an amazing bulletin board
I’ve included 2 posters
for the center of your display.
This is easy-easy “print & go”
prep for you, with a lot of bang for your time.
The packet is very versatile
so that you can easily diversify
kiddos can make their “Thing 3” and leave it at that, or dictate their answer to one of the writing prompts.
You don’t have to, but to make it even more of a keepsake, have students trace one of their hands
on a folded sheet of complimentary-colored construction paper, then cut once to make two hands. Glue them to the sides of the back of Thing 3’s “belly” circle.
For beginning or advanced writers, there are 11 writing prompt pages
Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
Another option is to make a “Things Journal”
, doing all of the writing prompts.
Students can create their booklet on one day, then each day afterwards, complete a writing prompt page.
Finished booklets make a nice keepsake
and your “Writing Block” is taken care of for several weeks! Woo hoo.
I’ve found that when students get to share things about themselves, they are excited
to get right down to the business of writing.
These interesting prompts not only do that, but they are also thought provoking
I’ve actually had students who have no clue what they’d like to be, or places they’d like to go. They simply have never really thought about it.
When I tell them “the sky’s the limit” imaginations take flight.
How much you want students to write is up to you; share one “thing”
or as many as three
per prompt, leaving enough room on the bottom to illustrate
one of their thoughts.
I chose 3 examples to go along with the "Thing 3" theme.
Be prepared for some enthusiastic writers to ask if they can list even more “things”!
As a fun way to get to know their classmates better, have a time of sharing
when everyone has completed that prompt for the day.
Another booklet option reviews the 5 senses
You can do this “instead of” or in addition to.
Using your five senses
to describe things
you like seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching, makes for some wonderful descriptive writing
too. Remind students to use plenty of adjectives.
Be sure and check the PREVIEW
to see lots of samples.
I’ve included my completed example pages
, so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a “Seuss-tastic” time writing!
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