If you’re looking for some interesting outdoor learning this summer, why not try out The Wise Owl Factory’s Free Summer Writing Printable with Writing Paper!
How Can You Use These?
The children and I had great fun doing these activities. To begin I printed the PDF files and we all sat down together and coloured. I didn’t want to be left out, so I coloured the pictures on the word wall pages and the children coloured their writing frame pages.
Don’t worry, we didn’t do them all at once! We’ll be returning to these writing activities a few times over the summer to continue the fun.
Instead of using a pocket chart, I set up the pocket chart pieces around the back garden, trying where possible to use areas that corresponded with the words on the cards.
Tristan and Kallista had fun running around outside searching for the next letter in the alphabet and taking photos of them.
Then the child with the corresponding page would take time out and write down what was needed.
Kallista was working on tidy printing and sounding out the words as she wrote them. Tristan wrote down a sentence using the vocab word. He worked on spelling out all of the words on his own first, before asking for help if he needed some.
You can see in our photos that the original version of this product had QR codes on them, but the reader that verbalised the vocab is no longer available so Carolyn re-vamped her product and took that part off of the printables, but they are just as much fun.
This package includes:
- There are 2 sets of pocket chart vocabulary cards (3/page), formatted as you see in the picture above.
- There are 3 writing pages for each grade K, 1, & 2. The only difference between them are the lines. Kindergarten has the dotted mid-line, grade 1 does not, and the grade 2 lines are a little closer together for smaller printing.
You could use this in various ways. Your children can look for the words in alphabetical order around the classroom, house, or outside. Then they can put together their own A-Z booklets by stapling the cards together.
If you want to give the older children a little more of a challenge, fold the word over to the back so they can’t see it. Then they can double-check their own work after they’ve written their answers down by opening up the card.
There are also blank writing frames included if you’d like to use them to write about their summer experiences or to send a letter, or to use for other writing projects.
More Summer Fun From The Wise Owl Factory
While wandering around the vast site of the Wise Owl Factory over the winter, I came across this adjectives nature walk. I printed it out then and there, waiting for a nice summer day to try it out with the kids. Last week was the perfect time. You’ll find it under The Wise Owl Factory’s June Freebies.
They took their pages with them, then searched out the items that were on the sheet as we were walking and enjoying a park. Then they wrote down an adjective to describe each item. They also had fun colouring the sheets. If you wanted to re-use this activity you could put the scavenger hunt sheet into a page protector or laminate it and use a dry-erase marker with it.
Even More From The Wise Owl Factory
If you like these resources, you’ll love to see some of the other language arts products from The Wise Owl Factory that we’ve tried out:
- Grade 2 Writing Through The Year
- Th & Sh Diagraph Fun
- Pick-A-Pocket of Prairie Lapbook
- When I Grow Up I Want To Be…posters
- Or click here for all of our favourite Wise Owl Factory products.
Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has finished the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents. You can connect with Carolyn through her Wise Owl Factory website, The Wise Owl Factory Blog, Facebook, or Pinterest.