Project Based Learning Opening a Spa | PBL Math and Writing Activities

Teresa Kwant
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Project based learning is a great way to get your students solving problems. Your students will LOVE learning with real life examples at they design a spa. Having students practice math and writing skills, while using life skills, will make the lesson relatable, engaging, and memorable. Both a printable and digital option is included!

Project based learning is the perfect way to get your students excited about learning. Do you need lessons that:




⭐Review Standards


Then, look no further.

With this PBL Design Your Own Spa activity, you will find that it can be unique to each student! Students will plan what building they buy, how they design it, and what they will sell. Students are given a budget, and must stay within it to plan their spa opening day.

In this activity pack you will find the following printable activity pages:

  • Project title page
  • Budget Tracker
  • Creating a Timeline
  • Purchase a Building
  • Spa Shopping List
  • Purchase Supplies (options with and without change available)
  • Design a Floorplan
  • Spa Model: Students will use supplies provided by the teacher like, paper, play dough, popsicle sticks, and glue to create a model of their spa.
  • Logo Design
  • Procedure Guide: Students will create guides for the spa
  • Menu Design for spa procedures
  • Payday: Students will use the information provided and figure out how much each employee would earn on a monthly basis.
  • Timecards: Students will use the information provided and figure out at what time each employee begins work, and how long they stay.
  • It's a Sale: Students will look at the coupons and figure out how much each item will cost with the discount.
  • Come to My Spa Persuasive Writing Activity
  • Open a Spa Reflection Page

*A digital option is also provided for Google Slides. You will want to make sure you save the assignment to the Google Drive you use with your Google Classroom. Then, simply assign the activity to your students.

This PBL activity is perfect for the upper elementary grade students in third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade. Use this project during a class party, center time, as bell work, for homework, and so much more!

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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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