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!
Summer Writing Activities and Centers
These writing centers are some of my favorite activities to do with my students as the year wraps up and we prepare for Summer Break. 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 work on a variety of writing activities incorporating the following vocabulary words: umbrella, bucket, floaties, shell, sunglasses, shovel, sun, and lemonade.
The 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!
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!
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.
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!
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Ready for tons of summer-themed writing fun? Grab your copy of these Summer Writing Activities and Centers by clicking the large, yellow button at the end of the post!
If you love these centers, you will definitely want to grab our Writing Center Activities Bundle for the Year! This incredible bundle includes the Summer Writing Centers as well as 29 other themed writing center packs that will help you rock your centers all year.
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