1-2-3 Come Fly Away With Me!
This adorable hot air balloon is a quick and easy writing “craftivity.” The 3 sides of the balloon each hold a different writing prompt, that your students will enjoy doing.
One side says, A place I’ve been is . . . I like it because . . . Another side says: My favorite place to go is . . . because . . . Finally, the 3rd balloon says, A place I’d like to go is . . . because. . .
To make these cuties, simply run off the balloon templates on a variety of colored construction paper. If you want the balloons to be of the same color scheme as the book, then you need to run off pink, powder blue, light green, orange, yellow and light purple.
Students take one of each writing prompt and complete it. Remind them to have spaces between their words, use proper capitalization and include end punctuation, so that you're covering those common core state standards as well.
Afterwards, students fold the balloons and glue, ½ of each one, to the other, so that the balloon now has 3 sides. This is a lot easier for students to do, if you demonstrate how it’s done.
If you look closely at the photograph I took in the mirror, you can see the green side of the balloon in the picture as well as the back of the basket.
Run off the basket on brown construction paper. Students need a right and left basket, so that when they glue it together they fit, so that you can also view the basket from the front or back.
Punch a hole at the top of the basket, on either side. Tie a piece of yarn on both sides. So they don't show, these ends will be tucked inside the rectangular opening of the balloon.
It's nice if students can have 2 of the same photo, so their "body in the basket" also has a front and a back. Insert yarn ends INSIDE the base of the balloon. You may want to use a bit of Scotch tape.
Punch a hole in the top of the balloon, in the middle, and tie on a piece of yarn. These look wonderful suspended from the ceiling. Click on the link to view/download the Oh The Places You’ll Go Writing Prompt Balloons.
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