Young writers really enjoy becoming the teachers! If you teach writing and need a fun writing activity for your students, they will love this How To Make Hot Chocolate Craft and Writing Piece. This type of writing is known as expository writing and allows students to come up with their own steps for someone else to follow.
Steps for Making Hot Chocolate
This How To Craft is super simple and extremely fun! There are a variety of ways that kids can write about how to make hot chocolate. In younger grades, you may have to prompt the students or even write the sentences and steps out together before they write them on their own. In older grades, students are able to get create and make up their own steps.
I’ve heard from teachers that this is their favorite part of a unit like this. Students come back with missing steps and the teachers will show them what it looks like if they miss steps. The kids always find it hilarious when their missed steps create a mess.
This writing craft comes with two versions of writing templates. The first is blank primary writing lines where kids can write their own sentences and let them flow. The second is a more structured four-step writing template. Students think of the four most important steps for making hot chocolate and record them in the little boxes. Once they are finished writing the planned out steps, they can transfer them to the fully lined template.
After writing their steps for making hot chocolate, students can put together their own adorable mug and hot cocoa. I like to print the mugs onto different colored cardstock so students can choose the color of their mug. After they cut out the mug and pieces, they put the hot chocolate and marshmallows on top. Don’t forget the cute face!
If you’re in need of an activity that takes a little longer, you can print this template onto plain white paper or cardstock. Students can then color their own pieces. Whether you cut it out or the kids do is also up to you. The coloring aspect of this activity is perfect for morning work or time-fillers throughout the winter months.
Hot Chocolate Craft Bulletin Board
Once the students have completed their hot chocolate crafts and writing pieces, you can display them in the hallways or on the classroom walls. The kids love to share their steps and mugs with friends, family and staff members. This cute little craftivity will leave a show-stopping bulletin board display for everyone to look at.
You can also opt to just create the crafts with no writing piece as a fun holiday and winter fine motor activity. It makes a great study on the letter M for mug or H for Hot Chocolate.. or even the letter C for chocolate! If you hang them up on the bulletin board you can use the wording, “We Know How To Make Hot Chocolate”. The kids will love thinking they are teaching everyone how to do it!
You can see the craft in action in this quick video!
I hope you enjoy putting this activity together with your little ones!
You can grab this How To Craft HERE!
I’d love to hear how you use it with your kids!
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