⁣Lesson Plan: Creating a Saran Wrap Ball Game

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⁣Lesson Plan: Creating a Saran Wrap Ball Game

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Arts and Crafts

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.5.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

- Students will learn how to make a Saran Wrap Ball game.
- Students will brainstorm and share ideas for items to include inside the Saran Wrap Ball.
- Students will collaborate and engage in discussions to generate creative and diverse ideas.

- Saran Wrap or plastic wrap
- Assorted small toys, trinkets, and candies (to be wrapped inside the ball)
- Scissors
- Optional: Timer and dice for gameplay


1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of a Saran Wrap Ball game and its popularity during parties or gatherings.
- Explain that the class will be learning how to make a Saran Wrap Ball and brainstorming ideas for items to include inside.

2. Demonstration and Instructions (15 minutes):
- Demonstrate how to make the Saran Wrap Ball by starting with a small trinket or candy and wrapping it with layers of Saran Wrap.
- Pass the ball around the class, allowing students to unwrap a layer and reveal the item inside.
- Explain that each layer represents a turn, and the game continues until all items are unwrapped.

3. Brainstorming Activity (15 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion and brainstorming session to generate ideas for items to include inside the Saran Wrap Ball.
- Encourage students to think creatively and suggest a variety of items, such as small toys, stickers, erasers, or even challenges or riddles written on slips of paper.

4. Group Collaboration (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups and provide each group with a piece of paper.
- Instruct each group to create a list of at least five items they would like to include inside the Saran Wrap Ball.
- Encourage students to discuss and exchange ideas within their groups, ensuring each member has an opportunity to contribute.

5. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Bring the students back together for a whole-class discussion.
- Ask each group to share one or two items from their list and explain their reasons for choosing them.
- Facilitate a discussion, encouraging students to listen to and build upon each other's ideas.

6. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the main points discussed during the lesson.
- Emphasize the importance of collaboration and creativity in game design.
- Encourage students to use their lists to create their own Saran Wrap Ball games at home or during gatherings.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

In today’s video, I’m walking you through step by step how to make a Saran wrap ball AND giving you tons of ideas of what to put inside a Saran Wrap ball, plus showing you how we play the Saran Wrap ball game! I hope it’s super helpful for your next party! ?? Thanks for watching!? LauraLet’s be friends! http://www.Instagram.com/small....stuffbigfamily#saran #partygames #partygameideas

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