Here is a super-fun, Seuss-inspired, writing prompt craftivity, that I feel confident your students will really enjoy!
- "I love this activity! I did this with my 2nd graders - they loved it too!"
- "This was a fantastic activity to go along with Dr. Seuss week. My third graders really enjoyed it and the products were so cute!"
- “Very cute! I used it for my March bulletin board!” “Kids loved seeing themselves as a THING.”
Terrific for March is Reading Month, a Seuss Celebration, or because this is a great "getting to know THINGS about you" prompt, it's also perfect for an interesting icebreaker for back to school too.
An added bonus is that completed projects make an amazing bulletin board; especially if you opt to do the photo head shot of your students.
Run the crazy hair pattern off on a variety of wacky bright colors.
I’ve included 3 posters to add extra pizzazz to 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 your lessons.
Pre K 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 favorites 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.
- "My students loved this last year! Cannot wait to use it again!"
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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