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Looking for a great stress-buster, bell-ringer, brain-break, warmer, filler, or fast-finisher activity?
What would you invent if you could invent anything?
This printable worksheet gets students answering that question! What will their invention do? How will it work? Does it have any side-effects?
Answers can be as creative and imaginative or realistic and scientific as you like.
This activity lends itself to creativity, but also the practice of important language features such as:
- the vocabulary of materials, colors, and designs.
- “can” and “is able to” to talk about abilities and capabilities.
- conditionals “If you push this button, it will…” “When it runs out of power, it …”
- comparative and superlative: “My phone is better than an iPhone because…”
Use it as a lead-in to a unit about inventions, robots, or technology. Or just a filler activity. This downloadable activity can also be used as a pre-writing activity that leads to a longer expository writing or even a fiction story about an adventure with their robot. More advanced students might research a real robot and write about its capacity.
Each of these original worksheets from the 60 Positive Activities for Kids activities are extremely flexible and adaptable to fit your classroom! Students can respond in writing, in discussion, or by drawing. Younger learners (or lower-level ESL/EFL students) might start with a drawing, then label it. After that, they can tell their partner about their answer, before doing a short writing of a sentence or two. Older or more advanced students might start with drawings and notes, and move straight to a paragraph, which they can then read or present to the class!
They’re easy to fit into a writing class, English class, creative play time, or even an after-school program, preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, or homeschooling situation.