Teaching simple sentence writing skills doesn’t have to be boring. First graders LOVE to write silly sentences and their giggles are priceless when they spin this silly holiday sentence:
Santa hugged Grandpa between sneezes, on the roof.
Without even realizing it, they are learning about subjects, predicates, and clauses in sentences! It’s simple to differentiate with this Spin a Silly Holiday Sentence activity! But for beginning writers, start with the subject and predicate spinners to create simple silly sentences.
Once students are more proficient with their writing skills, clause spinners can be added to make more interesting, complicated sentences.
Students needing more of a challenge when writing sentences can mix it up a bit by putting the clause first in the sentence:
On the roof, Santa hugged Grandpa between sneezes.
- 9 WHO/WHAT Subject Spinners
- 9 DID WHAT Predicate Spinners
- 9 WHEN Clause Spinners
- 9 WHERE Clause Spinners
Laminate, cut, and either attach spinners to the cards or use a pencil/paperclip spinner!
See what teachers like you are saying:
This product was easy to prep and easy to use. My students had a lot of fun and an hour of giggles while working on their sentences. It gave this teacher a warm heart to see them having so much fun!Cynthia H.
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See also our original Spin a Silly Sentence to use all year long here!
Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!
Looking for more fun holiday activities? Check out these blog posts:
- Christmas Santa Claus Puppet Book Students LOVE!
- Make Your Own Unique Santa Advent Calendar This Year!
- A Beautiful Poinsettia Christmas Craft
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