⁣Lesson Plan: Imagination Unleashed: On-The-Go Mini Playsets for Adventure Anywhere!

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⁣Lesson Plan: Imagination Unleashed: On-The-Go Mini Playsets for Adventure Anywhere!

Grade Level: 1-3

Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will explore the concept of on-the-go mini playsets and understand their benefits for imaginative play on the move. They will learn to create their own mini playsets using everyday materials, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills. Students will also have the opportunity to share and showcase their mini playsets with their peers.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7: Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers and measuring tapes.

- Small containers or boxes (e.g., Altoid tins, small plastic containers)
- Craft supplies (e.g., construction paper, markers, glue, scissors)
- Small toy figurines or props
- Optional: natural materials (e.g., twigs, rocks, small leaves) for outdoor-themed playsets
- Writing materials for reflection and note-taking


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about the benefits of imaginative play and the different environments where play can occur.
- Introduce the concept of on-the-go mini playsets and explain that they allow for portable and creative play anywhere.

2. Exploration of Mini Playsets (15 minutes):
- Show examples of on-the-go mini playsets, such as miniature dollhouses or portable landscapes.
- Discuss the different themes or settings that can be recreated in mini playsets, such as a beach, forest, or cityscape.

3. Design and Creation (25 minutes):
- Provide students with small containers or boxes, craft supplies, and toy figurines or props.
- Instruct students to design and create their own mini playsets using the provided materials.
- Encourage them to think creatively and consider different themes or environments for their playsets.

4. Sharing and Showcase (15 minutes):
- Allow students to share and showcase their mini playsets with their peers.
- Encourage them to describe the characters, setting, or events in their playsets using illustrations and details.

5. Reflective Writing (15 minutes):
- Have students individually reflect on their mini playset creation process.
- Instruct them to write a short reflection on their experience, including what they enjoyed about creating the playset and any challenges they faced.

6. Measurement Activity (15 minutes):
- Introduce a measurement activity by asking students to measure the length, width, and height of their mini playsets using rulers or measuring tapes.
- Guide them in recording their measurements and comparing the sizes of different playsets.

7. Wrap-up Discussion (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion, encouraging students to share their reflections and measurement findings.
- Discuss the benefits of on-the-go mini playsets for imaginative play and how they can be used in different environments.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

Here is what you'll need!4 Simple Portable PlaysetsSUPPLIESEmpty tinsBuilding bricksHot glue sticksHot glue gunCrayonSticky notesFeltScissorsPaper clipPopsicle stickStringMagnetPaperMarkerButtonsINSTRUCTIONSBuilding Bricks PlaysetHot glue building bricks board onto the inside of the tin lid.Place building bricks inside.Drawing Activity CasePlace crayons inside tin.Stick sticky notes onto the inside of the tin lid.Fishing PlaysetCut two fish shapes out of felt. Apply hot glue and stick paper clip. Stick other fish cut out on top.Cut popsicle stick to size of tin. Tie string on the end and hot glue it down. Tie and hot glue magnet on the other end of the string. Tic-Tac-Toe PlaysetCut out paper to the size of the tin.Draw out tic-tac-toe board.Add two sets of five buttons of the same color.Check us out on Facebook! - facebook.com/buzzfeedniftyCredits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/22849Magnetic Fishing Set inspired by Doodlecraftblog: http://www.doodlecraftblog.com..../2013/01/pocket-size via Audio Network

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