Excite your students for the upcoming summer with a narrative writing and craft activity.
Step into Summer End-of-Year Narrative Writing Craftivity
😎The If I Lived in a Sandcastle “craftivity” is a great way to end the year and to show off your students’ work.
✍🏽Students write a short narrative piece about what they would do if they were given the chance to live inside a sandcastle. When complete, students will be able to cut out and assemble their very own sandcastle to accompany their work.
✅This simple craft can be completed in just one class period. It also makes a great classroom display as you end your school year!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your End-of-Year lessons.
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Provide students with physical challenges with the activity pre-cut to assist them with assembly.
✂️ Give Them the (Safety) Scissors
This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities.
With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:
- Strengthen finger and hand muscles
- Build dexterity and fine motor skills
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Develop focus and attention
And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil and a fork; button a shirt and tie shoes; write, type and swipe.
Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills!
Download & Print — It’s Child’s Play!
To print your resource, simply click the download button to download the Adobe PDF version of the file. Print a copy of the template for each of your student and you are ready to go! There is no need for extensive preparation.
While you’re here, check out more activities and teaching resources that fill your lesson plans and students’ brains:
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