This product contains three tools to help you and your students to plan and run a real carnival. I used these with a group of English Learners in grades 5-12 (Yes, quite the spread!) during a summer school program with great success, but you could use these tools with any secondary students to prepare a carnival for their class, a summer or after-school program, or a community event.
These sheets helped my students to think through very carefully what they needed to do as they worked through the process of preparing a carnival for the younger students in our summer program. I loved having the peace of mind that they were on track and well prepared.
Everyone had an amazing time, and I hope you have the same results with your students as well!
Tool 1: Carnival Activity Plan (2 pages , plus another 2 pages with a with black-and-white version)
-- Students fill out the details of their plan for an activity or game (e.g., description, materials, preparations needed, rules, directions).
-- I gave this out to students after explaining the overall plan for our carnival and determining partners and activities/games (see Tool #3).
Tool 2: Carnival Checklist (1 page)
-- Students do a final check of the preparations and materials needed for their carnival event (e.g., signs, supplies, space needed, time needed, questions/concerns).
-- I gave this to students a few days before the carnival. They then had time to be sure all was ready for the big day!
Tool 3: Carnival Preferences (2 pages)
-- Students mark preferences for partners and activities. The first page contains an editable list of activities and partners for students to mark their top five choices. The second page has simply blank lines for them to write their top five choices.
-- I used the detailed list so that I could very mindfully choose groups and activities for my students while also taking into account their preferences. Of course, you could also skip this step if you prefer to assign groups and activities in a different way.