Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Writing Prompts

February writing prompts are fun! Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day, and Presidents' Day are all fun things to learn and write about so I love February for making writing crafts and would love to share some of them with you! :)

First up is Groundhog Day!
It's such a fun holiday because groundhogs are cute, obviously, and there is a lot of great prediction practice you can do which can lead to great graphing practice in math (Do you predict he will see his shadow? Yes/No bar graphing, tally charts, etc.), talking about the weather or learning about groundhogs in science, and - of course - fun writing!

Groundhog Day writing activity where kids just write color cut and glue for a super cute Groundhog Day craft!

For this craft, you can have students write about Groundhog Day OR have them make a prediction as to whether or not he will see his shadow and write about that as an opinion piece.

Another really fun February holiday to learn about is Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year craft for writing that's no prep! Kids just write, color, cut, and glue to make a beautiful bulletin board

It's an awesome opportunity to learn about other cultures and how holidays are celebrated around the world. Plus, who doesn't love dragons?!

Next up is Valentine's Day!!

FREE Valentine's Day writing craft activities

These super cute Valentine's Day crafts are FREE in my store! Go grab them! :)
I also have free Día de San Valentín crafts for those of you who teach in Spanish!

FREE Valentine's Day writing craft activities

This little owl is Oliver and you may have seen him pop up in my other writing activities before :) I used him for these so students can write about Valentine's Day.

I also thought he'd make an adorable AND EASY parent gift. It's always hard to scramble to make cute crafts for parents for holidays and this one students just write, color, cut, and glue to make something for their valentine (mom, grandma, aunt, etc.)...

FREE Valentine's Day writing craft activities


and that leaves Presidents' Day!

I really enjoy learning about Presidents' Day. Kids love learning about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and about America. There are a lot of fun presidents facts out there to make it a fun topic.

Presidents' Day writing activities that are great crafts to display for a February bulletin board

I made some easy crafts where they can write about Presidents' Day- what it is and why we celebrate it.

If you teach facts about George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, these are fun ways for students to show their learning and practice their nonfiction writing skills.

George Washington craft for writing where kids just write color cut and glue to show what they know about our first presidentAbraham Lincoln craft for writing where kids just write color cut and glue

For a little bit of creative writing fun, have them imagine what it'd be like if they lived in the White House. What would they do? It's a really fun topic to brainstorm together!

If I Lived in the White House anchor chart and other fun Presidents Day activities and ideas


Once you've got their brains swirling with ideas, have them go back to their seats to write what they would do!

If I Lived in the White House writing activities and other fun Presidents Day activities and ideas


If you are learning about Abraham Lincoln or George Washington, a way to integrate it into math is with my place value puzzles. For these, kiddos look at each card, figure out what the number is in base 10 blocks, then color it the color it says to on their sheet... which will reveal a picture of Abraham Lincoln!

Abraham Lincoln place value puzzle to practice numbers on the 120 chart and other fun Presidents' Day math and literacy activities


It's great place value practice! I also made an entire set with JUST numbers for number sense building which is a lot of great practice for finding numbers on a hundred chart.

Abraham Lincoln place value puzzle to practice numbers on the 120 chart and other fun Presidents' Day math and literacy activities

You can get this puzzle here: Abraham Lincoln Place Value 100 Chart Puzzle
Spanish: Día del Presidente Rompecabezas de Valor Posicional {Lincoln}

I also have one for George Washington!!

George Washington place value puzzle to practice numbers on the 120 chart and other fun Presidents' Day math and literacy activities

You can get this puzzle here: George Washington Place Value 100 Chart Puzzle
Spanish: Día del Presidente Rompecabezas de Valor Posicional {Washington}

Hope you have a ton of February writing and learning fun!!!!

You can check out my other monthly writing crafts in these posts:
January Writing Crafts
December Writing Crafts
November Writing Crafts
October Writing Crafts

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1 comment:

  1. I like the President's Day activity and the brainstorming chart!

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