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How to Make a Salad – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jun 2024

Use this engaging craft activity on making a salad to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

teaching resource

How to Make a Salad – Procedural Writing Craftivity

  • Updated

    Updated:  03 Jun 2024

Use this engaging craft activity on making a salad to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  K - 2

  • Differentiated

    Differentiated:  Yes

Use this engaging craft activity on making a salad to teach your students all they need to know about procedural writing!

“How to Make a Salad” Procedural Writing Craft

Craft activities are a teacher’s best friend when it comes to teaching young students about procedural writing! Not only do they make learning fun and engaging for students, but they naturally involve a clear sequence of steps that must be followed to achieve the final product. This mirrors the structure of procedural writing perfectly!

This resource combines a practical, hands-on craft activity with a scaffolded procedural writing task. Students will enjoy the hands-on experience of cutting and pasting pieces together to create a healthy salad. Afterwards, they’ll get to put their writing skills to the test by composing a procedure text that explains the steps they followed to make their salad craft.

The resource download includes everything you’ll need to complete this “How to Make a Salad” activity with your class of eager learners:

  1. Title page containing a visual representation of the craftivity
  2. Teacher instructions
  3. 5 x differentiated writing templates
  4. Salad craftivity cut-outs

Comprehensive instructions explaining how you might like to use this resource in your classroom are included to help you make the most of this procedural writing activity.

Explore Cross-Curricular Connections with This Procedural Writing Activity

If you’re looking for ways to cover multiple curriculum codes through one activity, then this “How to Make a Salad” craftivity does exactly that!

Integrate this procedural writing craftivity into your Health lessons on nutritional eating. Brainstorm with your students all the healthy fruits and vegetables that could go into a salad and do some research into the nutritional benefits of each ingredient. Alternatively, you could search for different types of salads on the internet and have the students use them to inspire their craftivity.

By completing this activity, students will not only learn about the purpose, structure and language features of procedural texts, they will also be able to identify some nutritional fruits and vegetables to include in their diets.

Download This Procedural Writing Craftivity

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button above to access the PDF or editable Google Slides file. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it).

As this worksheet pack contains multiple versions of the writing templates, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. You may then wish to remove the pages you wish to use before copying them for your students.


This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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