Learning writing skills like simple sentences for first graders doesn’t have to be boring. Beginning writers LOVE writing these silly simple 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, your students are writing simple sentences for first graders and are learning about subjects, predicates, and clauses in each holiday sentence they spin! It’s simple to differentiate with this Spin a Silly Simple Holiday Sentence Christmas activity and easy to record on their own sentence writing worksheet!
But for beginning writers, start with the subject and predicate spinners when recording on the holiday sentence writing worksheet.
See what teachers teaching simple sentences for first graders 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.
Once beginning writers are more proficient with their writing skills, clause spinners can be added to make more interesting, complicated sentences.
If students need more of a challenge when writing simple sentences they can mix it up a bit by putting the clause first in the sentence:
On the roof, Santa hugged Grandpa between sneezes.
Laminate, cut, and either attach spinners to the cards or use a pencil/paperclip spinner!
Here’s everything included in the Spin a Silly Simple Holiday Sentence packet:
- 9 who/what subject holiday sentence spinners
- 9 did what predicate holiday sentence spinners
- 9 when clause holiday sentence spinners
- 9 where clause holiday sentence spinners
- 3 different holiday sentence writing worksheets
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
Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!
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