Let children create garden beds and plant flowers. Pretend Play Make a flower stand. Provide shoeboxes, plastic vases, silk flowers, a cash register, pictures of flowers, and wrapping paper. Let children pretend to be a flower shop and selling flowers to their customers.
My students love going to their writing desk to practice skills needed to produce great writers. Read on as I share activities that will help make your writing center a more enticing place for your little learners.
My classroom writing center is a place where my students can develop a positive attitude toward writing. It is a place where students are allowed to write in a variety of forms, which include letters to friends and family, short stories, mini-books, cards, posters, and signs. These activities help me to see how each of my students is using left to right, return sweep, capitals and punctuation, letter sounds, sight words, and more.
While visiting the writing center, my students often have the opportunity to choose which activity they want to do. Other times I give them an assignment to complete. Writing Center Activities Rainbow Writing: My students love to practice writing their name, sight words, and more using rainbow writing.
In rainbow writing, students write each word first with a pencil. Then they trace over each word three times with a colored pencil or marker. Each time they trace they must use a different color.
Your students will get a kick out of writing and sharing notes with their friends, family, and you. Each of my students has a mailbox that is labeled with their name. To model what is expected, I write each of my students a letter and have them write back to me.
Students who are not writing sentences are encouraged to draw a picture and label it. Kindergartners need to practice fine motor development and correct letter formation daily. To practice letter formation, I use items that range from handwriting practice worksheets to Ziploc bags of finger paint.
Students are encouraged to write down words they find displayed around the classroom. I use clipboards, fun pens and pencils, and silly reading glasses to make this activity delightful.
Sometimes I attach a ring to their clipboards containing several target words words that start with a certain letter, names, sight words, etc.
I instruct students to locate these words around the room and write them on their recording sheet. During their pretend shopping spree, my students create a list of ten items they would like to buy from catalogs I created by cutting out pictures and labeling them.
With the Christmas holiday approaching, my toy catalog has become a hot item. Students can write and illustrate their own books using premade, blank books or books they assemble themselves. Writing Center Supplies You'll need to stock your writing center well for it to be successful. Make sure to equip your budding writers with the following items:You can repin these posts directly from my brand new Pinterest board, “Multisensory Writing Activities“, by clicking here.
I’ve even provided additional commentary on many of the activities so follow the board, learn some new stuff, and pin to your heart’s content! In the “Find Your Name” apple worksheet, students find & circle their name, then add 3 colored layers of “skin” to their apple.
Completed projects for both of these activities make a cute bulletin board for fall. Our Spider Writing Tray remained out for the rest of the week and was used frequently. I love it when Adam doesn’t realise he is learning through his play activities.
This weeks Virtual Book Club story is The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. JumpStart's 'Name Game' is a preschool lesson plan intended to help teachers teach pre-writing skills to the little ones. Snowball writing is a fun and creative activity that you can use to engage your students in collaborative writing!.
Here is how it works: Each student is given a sheet with a different narrative story starter. I use picture prompts, but you could also use written prompts. This means if you have 25 students, you need at least 25 different story-starting prompts. Pumpkin Writing. With all this learning and reading about Pumpkins, we had to work to write about them!
We are working on expository writing, so I thought it’d be great for the students to write the steps for carving a pumpkin.