Build Draw and Write Hands On Activity for Early Finishers Distance Learning

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Build Draw and Write is a super simple, no-prep, versatile activity that can be used in so many different ways. It works well in class for early finishers or a math or literacy center as well. It's also simple enough to use as a distance learning tool! There are several writing templates to choose from so your can meet the needs of each student with confidence.


Students use any materials to:

  1. build an object or picture
  2. draw a picture of what was built
  3. count and record how many of each color was used
  4. write about it

Use Any Materials You Have Handy:

•building blocks


•pattern blocks

•interlocking cubes

•colored clay or playdough

•colored pasta or tiles

•colored sticks or buttons


Writing: Choose from the collection of writing templates to find what best suits each students’ needs.

Task Options: For more challenge, give students a pre-determined number of pieces of each color to use. This requires them to work backwards and plan ahead.

To make this last through the year, switch up the writing template options and the materials used. My students never get tired of this as a center for either math, writing, or STEM and always come up with new ideas to write about!


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