Even little kids can do this, right?
Make it Matter Opening Discussion Ask your students if they have ever followed a recipe before. What kinds of things have they made? Does anyone know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Would they teach you how? The Challenge Teach everyone else how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Hand out paper and pencils and ask each student or pair of students to write down their instructions for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Have them pass the instructions to you when they are done. Take a minute to look through the instructions—look for unclear commands—these are the ones you will want to act out.
If you have an apron or a smock, put it on. There was no instruction to open the bread or the jar of peanut butter, no instruction to use the knife in any way, etc. The more literal you are by doing exactly what the instructions say, the funnier the activity will be and the more likely you are to get your point across about the importance of clear instructions.
They will be shouting out clarifications of the instructions you have read—this is a good thing!
Look for these opportunities to get children more and more focused in their instructions. What are some things they might have done differently? Hopefully you will have a clearer recipe for making this new sandwich. If you would like, you can repeat this activity with a student playing the role of sandwich maker.
If any of your students are allergic to peanut butter, you can instead make a cream cheese and jelly sandwich or something similar. Peanut allergies can be very serious and children can have reactions without even eating it.
So be aware and be careful! You are playing a role as someone who has no clue what they are doing. Think of yourself as a robot who can only do exactly as they are told.
Have fun with it—this can be a really funny activity if you play your role right. This activity also works very well as a training exercise for adults who work with children, as they often must give clear and concise instructions to their kids.1. Slice up and add in dried dates, or other dried fruit.
Dried pears, apples, raisins or currants also work. 2. Sprinkle with coconut flakes. (Personally, I detest coconut, but . Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Bring in the materials: bread, peanut butter, jelly, a butter knife, and plenty of napkins. Tell students to write detailed instructions about how to make .
computer to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
2 Materials 2 Loaves of Bread (sliced) Several knives 1 Jar Peanut Butter 1 Jar Jelly Lined Paper Pencils 3 Instructions In this activity, students will attempt to "program" the instructor to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
To Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich To make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you must follow these steps in order. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are delicious and can be eaten as a snack or as a meal. In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of the sequence of steps in a recipe.
They will explore student-friendly recipes and follow a recipe created in class to make a popular food for kids. will teach you how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Writing Instructions (10 min) Draw their attention to the box on the left of the page that says ‘Try 1’.