I designed this packet as a spring-themed center or a file-folder game, but it can just as easily be used a paired work or independent work. My students love to do any kind of learning activity with their hands. The students will manipulate the sentence strips and connecting word cards to form compound sentences and then write them on the recording sheet.
There is also a creative writing page, a creative sentence construction page, and a bonus matching page. The recording sheet has five spaces but there are 10 sentences that can be created by the strips so the center can be spread out over a few days. Mix and match the pieces. I feel it is suitable for grades 1-3.
If you liked this product, I have two other hands-on compound sentence products . Here are the links:
Creating Compound Sentences for Summer
Creating Compound Sentences Hands on Center