Lesson Plan Title : Hiding Eggs and Giving Directions
Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)
Overview and Purpose: Students practice giving written instructions in this activity. They have to hide an Easter egg and then give step by step instructions to find it.
Objective: The student will be able to hide an Easter egg in the classroom and give written directions to another student to find it.
Plastic Easter eggs
Take all the students out of the room and into the hallway. Give each student a plastic egg with his name on it and let them go back in the classroom one at a time to hide their eggs. Encourage them to hide their eggs in difficult spots. When all the eggs are hidden, take the students back into the classroom and explain that they have to write directions showing how to get to their Easter egg from the classroom door. They should be very detailed and specific so that another student can find their Easter egg.
When all the students have finished their directions, gather the papers. Have the students take turns choosing a paper and reading the directions. They should start at the classroom door and follow the directions exactly. Talk about how many students were successful in finding their eggs and how many were missing steps in the directions.
This activity could be done a second time after the students have seen how important it is to have detailed instructions. Remind them that this activity is for practice and is an example of how important it is to have detailed instructions. It is not supposed to embarrass or upset any student who left steps out of their instructions.