Monday, July 22, 2013

Paper Chain Gang

Kids are given 5 strips of paper. They write something they are really good at on each of their strips. They link their strips together to create a small paper chain. Then, they measure it!

As a class, they help link all the chains together. Use blank strips of paper in between each child's chain. Have kids estimate the length of the giant chain. Then, as a class measure it! Did anyone come close to guessing the actual length of the chain?!

Discussion:
Look at the variety of talents in the room! (Compare the length of their chain to the giant class chain.) If we all work together, we can accomplish anything!

2 comments:

  1. I like to do this, but with asking students to find something they have in common with the next person. The next day, we get in a different order and add to the chain. By the end of that first week, our chain is HUGE- and shows that we are all connected to each other.

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. I really like that idea! Thank you! - Erin

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