If your students enjoy The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they're sure to get excited about this very creative writing prompt. Includes templates to make a file-folder diary, diary pages, clip art to decorate their diary cover with, or use these as incentives and give them to students for good writing, effort, improvement etc. I've also included 30 writing prompt ideas to jump start your students' creative minds.
If you have an Elf On A Shelf in your classroom, a super-fun writing extension is to have your students keep a journal of the elf's daily adventures. I've included prompts for PK as well as older kiddo's. Encourage them to illustrate their page. Make the journals out of file folders and have students decorate their cover.
Help students learn to count forwards, backwards and by 10's. Print; laminate; trim and have students put together, or run off copies for each child and have them cut and glue to the numbered grid. You can also make a puzzle flip booklet using all 3 puzzles stapled to the top in mixed up fashion. Children flip the strips to find the puzzle they are working on. Have children pick a partner; challenge them to see who can be the first to put their puzzle together.
The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa. Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice" list. Includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator.
Students respond to an elf-help wanted poster from Santa, in this fun writing prompt, that's a perfect transition after reading the story Elf on a Shelf. An official elf helper button + a "You're hired!" certificate are also included.
Make a classroom elf of your own, or use this as an individual behavior modification technique and have each child make one. The body is made out of a decorative lunch bag. Children add tally marks for staying focused, completing tasks, behaving etc.
Children read, add end punctuation, circle the capital letters, underline the adjectives, trace and write the directional words and then color, cut and glue the matching picture.
I LOVED designing this gingerbread writing and activity packet and hope you have oodles of fun with your kiddo's doing these interesting activities.