Who doesn’t love the warm, ooey-gooey, chocolaty mess of a s’more? I can’t think of a more tempting summertime (or any time) theme!
If you need a reason to enjoy eating one (or two), celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10th!
Keep reading to find out s’more about two teaching resources available in my TpT store and a freebie you can download.
Get S’more Practice With 2-Digit Numbers
Do your first or second-grade students need s’more practice with two-digit numbers? Then, this enticing small group math activity, designed for practicing and reviewing 2-digit number skills is just what you need!
With this flexible resource, you can choose the skills that best match your students’ instructional needs. You’ll also have a choice of color or black/ white and one-sided or two-sided activity cards.
You’ll find 6 printable activity mats. Each mat has 10 two-digit numbers. There are a total of 24 different numbers.
There are ten sets of 24 cards, including a set with just the numerals.
The skills covered are:
- the number after or 1 more than
- the number before or 1 less than
- 10 more than
- 10 less than
- number word
- expanded form
- how many tens and ones
Your students will:
- Take turns to pick a card.
- Read the card and determine the corresponding number.
- Cover or color the s’more with that number.
Who can color or cover all their numbers first?
Extend the use of the skill and number cards with the additional matching activities or the open-ended worksheets that are included with this resource.
Graphing and Data Collection Activity
Next up is an activity that will engage your first, second, and third-grade students in collecting and graphing data.
Your students will work with a partner to:
- Pick and replace the letters in the word s’mores in a paper lunch bag.
- Pick until all the letters have been drawn.
- Keep a tally of their results in a table.
- Use their collected data to complete a bar graph (2 versions, one requires students to label the graph).
- Interpret their results by answering questions.
How to Make a S’more
What would a s’more-themed unit be without making (and eating) some?
But alas, this is just a sequencing and writing activity! Still, it would work well as a follow-up to making some!
Do spend some time discussing or experiencing how to make s’mores before having your first, second, or third-grade students write about it.
This activity is easy to prepare. Simply print each page.
You will need copies of both writing pages for each student plus one copy of the picture page for every two students.
Then, add crayons, scissors, glue, and pencils so you’ll be all set.
Your students will:
- Color the pictures (optional).
- Cut out the pictures (6).
- Sequence the pictures.
- Glue the pictures.
- Write a sentence about each picture.
I always tried to check my students’ work after sequencing but before gluing. Hmmm, I wonder why…
Interestingly, most of the clipart I looked at had the marshmallow under the chocolate while most of the recipes I perused had the chocolate under the marshmallow.
So there are many ways to make s’mores. The pictures I chose show roasting the marshmallow and adding the chocolate before the marshmallow.
Click on the highlighted words, How to Make a S’more, to download your free copy of this activity.
Looking For S’More Resources…
Check out these categories in my TpT store!
These blog posts showcase a variety of free writing activities to download.
- Do You Want a New and Awesome Apple Resource?
- Who’s Ready to Ring in a New Year?
- Read to Inspire Kindness and Inclusion
- Back to School with Miss Mingo
- Why is That Scolding Hawk on My Balcony?
Find s’more freebies offered by others.
- Let’s Read Snack Bag Topper (Primary Playground)
- End of the Year Gift Tag (Elementary Adventure Store)
- Solar Science Experiment (Florida Online Academy)
- Open-Ended Game (TLC Talk Shop- Tamatha Cauckwell)
- Bookmarks (Let’s Learn S’more)
Don’t forget the recipes and crafts!
- S’more Treats (Hershey’s)
- Fireside S’mores (Betty Crocker)
- Popsicle Stick S’mores (Glued to My Crafts)
Share your favorite way to make s’mores in the comments below!
Photo in title image by Tiffany and David Photography.