Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite books! It is so motivational and inspiring and talks about the ups and downs of life.
This is a favorite writing craftivity that I like to do with students after reading and discussing the book.
tissue paper cut into squares
To make the hot air balloon, have students crumple tissue paper squares and glue them to a paper plate.
After the paper plate is covered with tissue paper, have students glue 2 strips of construction paper (about 1/2 inch wide) to the back of the plate and then glue a basket shaped piece of paper on to resemble a hot air balloon.
I had students write a goal on their balloons. Some of them wrote goals for this school year and some wrote more long term goals. I love how they turned out!