Ice Eggs - Literacy / Science: Ks2
Overview of the Activity
For pupils to use their imaginations to lead a creative writing activity.
Water (and food colouring for making coloured eggs), balloons, clipboards, pencils, paper.
· To use nouns, verbs and adjectives in descriptive text to add interest.
· To broaden pupils’ vocabulary through creative writing.
· To understand the meaning/concepts of new words.
· To learn about naturally occurring things in nature.
Classroom Resources (General)
Design & Technology
- Take the pupils to ‘the nest’ (armed with paper and pencils) and ask them to walk quietly over to them. Ask the pupils to describe the objects. What shape are they, what are they made of, what else is that kind of shape? This should lead pupils to the idea that they are eggs – especially of positioned within a makeshift nest.
- You can ask further questions such as where the eggs may have come from, where the parents are and what they think might hatch from them?
- Let the pupils feel the eggs and describe what they are feeling. Have them look around the outdoor area to see where the ‘creature’ might set up home once it has hatched.
- Either remaining outside or back in the classroom have the pupils create sentences leading to short stories about where the eggs came from, what the ‘creatures’ will look like and where they will live in the school. Have them identify which of their words are nouns, adjectives and verbs.
- Gather the group together to share thoughts about the lesson and the ice egg stories.
- Have some read aloud.
- Discuss the best words used and their meaning.
- Display photographs of the eggs on a display to act as a reminder of what was found.