Summer Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten

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Looking for activities and centers to keep your students engaged as the weather warms and the end of the school year approaches? These Summer Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten are a hands-on and super fun way to get kids reading, writing, labeling, and creating with summer vocabulary words!

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These Summer Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten are a fun way to get kids writing with fun, summer vocabulary words!

Summer Writing Activities and Centers

These writing centers are some of my favorite activities to do with my students as the year wraps up. At this point, our writing center routines are firmly in place and my students are pretty independent. They know each of the activities and have usually developed a favorite!

For these summer writing centers, students will be introduced to the following vocabulary words: umbrella, bucket, floaties, shell, sunglasses, shovel, sun, and lemonade.

The included vocabulary cards come 4 to a page (8 words total) and are a great size to accompany all the activities. Be sure to laminate them for durability and reuse before adding them to your writing centers!

Let’s check out some of the fun activities included!

Mini “Write It!” Book

The mini “Write It!” books are great for labeling and can be used in your literacy centers or as a whole class activity if you put the words in a pocket chart. It’s a great way to introduce the vocabulary words!

The kids pick a card, find the matching picture in their book, and record the word in their best handwriting. There’s even a word for tracing before they write the word themselves!

Each page of our mini "Write It!" book contains a picture that matches a vocabulary card for students to write and color.

Summer “Write the Room”

This is one of our favorite activities to use with the vocabulary cards! It is like a traditional “Write the Room” activity, but you can choose how to use it with your students because it’s so versatile.

Set out the recording sheets at a table with the cards in a pocket chart for kids to see and simply record the words, hide them in a sensory bin, or post them all around the room on the walls and let kids walk around with clipboards as they label the pictures.

This time of year I love an activity that gets the kids up and moving and helps burn energy but however you decide to use this activity, it’s sure to be a hit!

Students choose a vocabulary card and write the word on the "Summer Write It!" recording sheet.

Summer Story Book

The themed story book in this writing center pack is a great ongoing project for a week or even a month!

Each page has a summer vocabulary word and space for the kids to use their creativity to write a sentence or story around that word. Younger students or very early writers may just write the word several times, and that is okay!

You can staple the pages together with the cover to make a book, use separate pages as individual prompts, or use the pages on a class bulletin board.

With the story book, the goal is for kids to write a few sentences or a short story about the pictures.

There are even more seasonal, fun summer writing activities in this pack including a Trace, Cut, and Paste activity and “Write It!” vocabulary strips!

Plus, at the end of the file, all of the color items also come in black and white for an ink-saving option!

These summer writing activities and centers are hands-on, fun, and engaging!

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