At the end of the school year we like children to have a keepsake to remind them of the year and their friends. One way of doing this is for the children to write little notes or draw pictures to give to each other. Even having small paper scraps with their friends’ names on them is a lovely reminder.
Once the kids are busy creating masterpieces for their friends you’ll need somewhere to store them pretty quickly so I’ve made these envelopes for this reason. And if your kids need bigger envelopes simply enlarge the page on your copier.
You can print out the lined versions and write the names in yourself, or add names in the editable colour or black and white versions using Adobe Reader which is free to download here.
What you need
- Printouts of the envelope. Choose between the print and write versions (envelopes 1 and 2) and the editable versions (envelopes 3 & 4).
- Colored copy paper if you’re printing the black and white version but want to brighten it up.
- Scissors and glue stick
How to construct
- Cut carefully around the outside of the envelope.
- Fold on all lightly dotted lines.
- Fold the two rectangular side tabs in and put glue on the sides facing up.
- Fold up the bottom flap (the back of the envelope) and place on top of the side tabs to glue into position.
- Fold down the top flap to create an envelope.
- The envelope is now ready for keeping treasures! The back of the envelope is for fingerprints or tiny drawings.
How to edit
- Open this pdf in Adobe Reader.
- Click on the editable name boxes you want and change the names.
- The CLASS text box will automatically become smaller if your name is long & it’s best to use capitals to avoid cutting off the bottom of those letters. If you can’t see the boxes click on ‘highlight existing fields’ in the top right corner.
- Print each one as you change the names.
What are your favourite end of year activities for little ones? Please leave your ideas in the comments.
I wish you happy teaching and learning!