Students will super focus on directions and details as they watch a very short video which demonstrates how to make a 4-sided Easter egg spinner. After watching the video, the student has a choice of sequencing and writing activities to do. These are leveled to meet the abilities of the varying skills of a mixed ability classroom or for some different grades/ages. Of course, as the steps are put in order for construction, the student actually makes their own egg spinner. This takes a lot of the "guesswork" in trying to put the directions in order- they can physically put the pieces together to see what comes next and what doesn't.
The choices (leveled activities) are:
1. Cut and paste: Cut out the picture steps and put the picture steps in order. Glue onto paper.
2. Cut and paste: Cut out the printed steps. Match the printed steps to the picture steps that are already in order. Glue a sentence under each matching picture step.
3. Cut and paste: Cut out the picture steps. Put them in order. Cut out printed steps. Match the printed steps to the sequenced picture steps. Glue onto paper.
4. Watch the video and write the steps in order. (Tell students that they are required to write the complete instructions which may be less than the 12 steps on the answer sheets)
The video can be watched with any of the options- not just with number 4. Also, as
another challenge, (this one is STEM-like) you can give the student the finished product to view, give them the templates and materials to make the spinner, and have them "figure out" the construction steps without viewing the video at first.Tell the student as long as their finished product is 3-D with 4 sides and can hang and spin, then they've done the task correctly. They can then view the video and make comments (did they do it the same as the video, differently; if differently, does it work the same,etc.)
If you don't have a color printer, no worries! There is a blackline egg template that
students can design and color in.