Lesson Plan Title : Box of Chocolate Adjectives

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Students use all their senses in this chocolaty writing activity. They try to describe what their piece of candy is like in a way that the other students can recognize it.

Objective: The student will be able to use at least five adjectives to describe a piece of chocolate.


A box of assorted chocolates (be careful of nut allergies)


Explain to your students that you are going to give them each a piece of candy. They should write as many descriptive words and phrases as they can about the candy. Remind them to use all their senses when they are writing. You could even have them write the five senses on their paper and write the words under the correct one. After the students have completed this activity, have each one read their words and have the class try to guess which piece of chocolate the student had.

Wrap Up:

For homework, students could do the same activity but describe an imaginary type of candy. The students can share these descriptions the next day.