Peanut Butter and Jelly Game

How would you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Instruct small groups to come up with specific directions for doing just this and then try out each one, following the directions exactly to show the faults. Follow with a discussion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than demonstrating each set of instructions, have groups trade directions with one another, write up their results, and then share out
Classroom Considerations

  • While this was originally created for training adults, it could easily be adapted for younger students
Pros

  • Emphasizes the importance of clear and detailed instructions 
  • A fun lesson for teaching how to write steps in a process
Cons

  • None