1-2-3 Come Sail Away Into Summer With Me!
Are you in the home stretch and dying to scream: "Woo hoo! School is out for summer!"? I always liked to give a little something to my kiddos on the last day.
If you'd like to do something that won't break the budget, I think you'll enjoy the Sailing Into Summer pencil fan-boat. I've been making little fan boats since I was a child (some 50 years ago-oh my!)
In those days, I’d use a Popsicle stick for the mast, but I thought it would be sweet to include a pencil, marker or candy pixie stick, as the pole, to add that little something extra.
I doubt many little ones will catch the play on words with "fantastic" but I just had to include it.
I've also made a template for the beginning of the year, (Sailing into a new school year...) if you'd like to make these treats for your open house or the first day of school. You could also have your current students make these for your next year's kiddos.
Run off the boat template on assorted colors of construction paper.
Cut them out; write your students’ name on the front and then sign them. Run off the “Have fun sailing into summer. I hope it’s fantastic!” sail, on white card stock and cut them out.
I colored the mast brown, but you can skip that step and use a glue dot to fasten a wooden pencil, marker, or candy on top.
If you don’t have glue dots, simply cut 2 slits and insert your treat. For a bit more pizzazz, I colored the sunshine with a yellow marker.
Fold a sheet of white copy paper 6 or 7 times. I made my width a little less than an inch. Cut off the excess leaving a 1 inch margin.
Glue the “sun” sail to the top of this tab. Pinch the top of the folds and staple them together so that they come to a point at the top of the mast.
Place on your students’ desks or tuck in their backpacks on the last day of school.
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"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." -Michael Korda