The steps are easy:
- Students design their own pumpkin.
- Students write out step-by-step directions on how to color a pumpkin exactly like they did in Step 1.
- Students get another student's directions and color a new pumpkin following those directions.
- Share and discuss the importance of following directions.
The original colorings are on the left, and the re-creations are on the right. You can see that some did better than others at giving directions and/or following directions.
It's a fun activity, and my students get really in to it. When we reveal the re-created pumpkins next to the original you get to see that "a-ha!" moment on so many students' faces: Maybe I don't always listen to the directions!
You can download this free activity from my TPT store here: Pumpkin Design - A Following Directions Activity.