A predictable chart could also be used for shared reading. The children could also use the word names to match with the pictures. This activity is a good visual discrimination activity.
The text could read as follows:
Summer is a time for sun. Summer is a time for sunglasses. Summer is a time for suntan lotion. Summer is a time for bathing suits. Summer is a time for sand sculptures. Summer is a time for sand toys. Summer is a time for water toys. Summer is a fun time!
Sample Page from the Accompanying Emergent Reader
Added Resources to the Summer Fun Theme Unit Below
After reading the emergent reader printable book All Kinds of Kites as a shared reading or guided reading experience, the children can make their own kite as a follow-up to the story. The diamond shape below can be used for the kite or a tracer to be used to outline on construction paper. The children can color and cut around the pictures in the theme unit. These can be added to decorate the kite. Streamers were added to make the tail of the kite.
Poem - March Wind
We made a brand new kite today,
And soon as we were through
We came out here to fly it,
And the wind just blew and blew,
And now the kite's a tiny speck;
We've used up all the string;
I'd like to go and get some more,
Anne's such a tiny thing
To hold the kite all by herself;
I wouldn't let her try,
For fear I might look back and see
Anne sailing through the sky. By Eleanor Dennis
Fun Fun In The Sun Follow-up Activity
After reading the story Fun, Fun In the Sun as a shared or guided reading experience, the children can make thier own sun by painting, cutting and gluing the circle and triangles in the link below: Note: The triangles could also be glued to a small paper plate. The rays could be made by tracing them on yellow or orange construction paper and glue on to the paper plate.
Class End of Year Picture Frame
In the link below you will find a picture frame that can be copied onto card stock or regular paper. The children can color, cut the picture frame and a class photo can be glued on as an end of the year craft memory project. The opening is sized for a regular 4X6 picture.