Crafts, Instructions and Manuals

01 Mar

For the unit 3  – second project, the Specific Competency: Rewrite information to explain how a machine or device works, I decided to take a different approach by combining Crafts as a preview. (also recycling 5th grade material)

  • First, the students review the action words (verbs) used in most common crafts.
  • Second, the students made two instructive using this printable of crafts. (The pictures are to make everything clearer)
  • Third, students have to make their own instructive of craft of their choice.

The 2 crafts are:


Crown of Hearts  (featured in last year Valentine’s craft)


  • Markers
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


  1. Draw a heart
  2. Write a sweet phrase
  3. Color or decorate
  4. Cut heart
  5. Staple into a heart shaped crown.

Spring Pencil Toppers


  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Tape
  • Foamy
  • Pipe cleaners


  1. Draw and decorate a spring shape (butterfly, caterpillar, rabbit, etc)
  2. Cut shape
  3. Paste or tape shape to pipe cleaner
  4. Coil around pencil.

After these crafts, we jump to devices and manuals using this printable of devices.

  • First, make a list of functions of the devices: computer, cell phone, boombox and tablet.
  • Second, make mini manual of HOW TO TURN ON THE RADIO as an example: First, plug in power cord. Second, push POWER button. Third, select FM
  • Third, students choose a function of their cell phone and make the manual.

Posted by on March 1, 2013 in 2nd grade Sec, 4th cycle


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