One such activity our First Grade did was to have a Teddy Bear Picnic.
Each student brought a teddy bear (or other stuffed animal toy), a towel or blanket and a snack to class for our picnic. On what turned out to be a very windy day, we went outside to have our picnic. We played games and had a great time.
To reinforce our activity, we wrote about our picnic (in English) the next day. We also did a separate writing activity on another day. This time we wrote about what snack we brought for the picnic and completed a picture of our plate of snacks. (See pictures posted below.)
Another good writing exercise is the "How To" activity. Students write step-by-step describing "how to" make a pizza or a peanut butter sandwich, etc. You can get some "interesting" results with this theme!
(A variety of writing pages for students to use. Includes a space for an illustration of their theme.)