There is nothing like the lure of homemade whipped cream to get those pencils busy!
I love to pull out this activity during the winter when my students need a little extra motivation to write.
Typically, we break up our writing units by trimester, Narrative, Opinion and Informational writing. During January we are deep into Opinion writing, but this is always a good activity for a Friday afternoon. #mixitup
I love the looks on their faces when they see how something so delicious can be so simple to make.
One student exclaimed, “I can’t believe we made this without electricity!” # oldschoolwin Bring on those bicep muscles! The templates are designed to meet students at various skill levels. Included are varying degrees of scaffolding in the templates.
There are links to the Pioneer Woman website for both recipes. Each recipe is easy to follow with minimal ingredients. In the past, I have made the hot chocolate recipe as a parent gift. This writing activity would be a great activity for December, right before the holiday break.
Creating these recipes includes layers of cross-curricular activity. Math, STEM, and working together! We make a few batches and students measure the ingredients and work collaboratively. Yes, there is a mess but it isn’t too bad 😉 and it tastes great!
There is a free sample of this resource in the Freebie Library!
I have broken it up and made just the whipped cream recipe and sampled it with graham crackers. The whole idea is very flexible, get your kids writing, and exploring! This activity guarantees maximum engagement in my classroom! #winning
Grab a copy of this resource here and keep it in your back pocket for a fun afternoon. Additionally, this resource aligns with the Common Core State Standard (CCSS) for second grade. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2
Until next time!