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Build a Sandcastle-Writing and Craft Activity

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PDF | 2 pages | Grades: K - 5

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.

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