Monday, November 28, 2011

Descriptive Writing with POP ROCKS

Over here in the Zakar's, we have been focusing on using descriptive words to make our stories more interesting.  I have found a really fun activity to get our minds going.  We will be using our 5 senses to add PIZZAZZ to our writing.  I found this idea on one of my favorite teacher's blog.  It is called Primary Graffiti.  We will be using Pop Rocks to write descriptive words.  Check out her post all about it.  Here is the link!

The children were givene a very small amount of this candy. You should have seen the looks on their faces when the candy started to fizzle.   All of a sudden they began to shout out words to describe the sensation, smell and  taste of this fun candy! We talked about it with our classmates and made a Pop Rocks web of our ideas.  The kids came up with some fantastic words and phrases.  My favorite was when Melissa said "It feels like there is a party going on in my mouth!"  Take a look at all the other ideas they had!

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product. They did such a nice job! I also have some video of the pop rocks in action!


  1. Pop Rocks! LOVE IT!!! :) great idea....

  2. Loving your pop rock activities! Saving this for the end of year activities. Thank you for sharing.

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