Build Count and Tell {FREEBIE} Whimsy Workshop Teaching

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This activity is always huge hit in my class, and #1 in my sub tub!
It's very high in engagement and best of all: NO PREP!
It's also perfect for an independent literacy or math center each week!

Do you have students who avoid writing and math because all they really want to do is play with lego or blocks all day?

Here's an idea to get them drawing, counting, adding and writing (while still letting them build and use their imaginations). Students simply use building materials to create, and then use their creation for writing and math!

To differentiate, there are several levels all on one recording sheet:

LEVEL 1: Build something using blocks, lego, cubes, playdough, pipe cleaners, pattern blocks, beads, colored pasta, colored paper shapes...anything!
Draw a picture with lots of details.

LEVEL 2: Count and record how many of each color was used.

LEVEL 3: Add up the total number of blocks and compare it to the original. (Because not all colors are represented on the sheet, there are further thinking challenges for more advanced students:
How many blocks were not counted on the sheet? What color are they?)

LEVEL 4: Describe what was made in as much detail as possible.
Extend the writing task depending on age and ability to include more descriptive language and detail; for example, one student wrote a story about a spaceship he made.

LEVEL 5: More advanced students can fill in the colors and numbers FIRST, then work to create something according to that criteria. A partner is responsible for checking that it's done properly. This is a big challenge! We tried it with Grade 4 students and it was harder than they expected!

This can be repeated with many different materials, and given several times during the school year with increased expectations as time goes on.

I appreciate your feedback!
If you have any ideas or concerns, please email me directly at whimsyworkshopcreations@gmail.com

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Build Count and Tell {FREEBIE} Whimsy Workshop Teaching
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