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Digital April Fools Day Following Directions Activity Google Compatible

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Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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The purpose of this activity is to engage your students in an activity for following directions. Students are asked in the directions to read all questions prior to starting the activity. If they do this (follow the directions), they will discover that all they need to do is insert their name and the date at the top of the document. This resource makes for a great prank on April Fool’s Day!

Included in this Resource:

  • Teacher Tips & Resource Link (2-pages)
  • Following Directions Resource (1-page; Google Slides™)

Helpful Ideas:

  • For this activity, students are asked to read and follow the directions. Like what was stated above, if they follow the directions, they only have to insert their name and date at the top of the document.
  • Students who do not follow the directions will be asked to grab and drag movable objects on the page, shout out their favorite color, and much, much more! This is very interactive for students.
  • This activity can be used ANY time of the school year, but it does make for a fun April Fool’s Day prank.
  • Working at School- If your students are working on this at school, you will be able to listen and watch your students who have followed the directions and the ones who do not. It can be very entertaining! Note: Remind all students before they begin the activity that when they are finished it’s important to be quiet until everyone else has finished. This is especially true for the students who follow the directions and are finished quite early.
  • Away from School- If your students are asked to do this activity away from school, you may want to suggest that an adult be present while the student is doing the activity. The supervising adult can enjoy the activity, especially if the student does not follow the directions!
  • When all students have finished, have a discussion as a class (or some sort of online chat) about the activity and what they learned about following directions.

Why Use this resource?

  • This resource is paperless.
  • This resource is easily accessible using Google Drive™.
  • Your students will work directly on the digital documents.
  • It’s a way to integrate technology into instruction.
  • Students are highly engaged in their work.

Downloading Resource:

  1. First off, if you haven’t created a free Google™ account, you will need to do that before downloading this digital resource. Each student will also need their own account.
  2. Download the resource from the Teacher Tips document that you will receive. When you click on the link, you will come to a screen that says Copy document. In order to transfer this file to your own Google Drive™ account, click the blue button that says Make a copy. Note: If you have several Google Drive accounts with multiple email addresses, make sure you take note which email address is selected in the top right corner of the screen so you can easily find the file in the future.

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