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Instruction Writing: Potion Making
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It’s time to get messy!

This fun activity is a great way for your class to learn about the key features of instruction writing as they create their own set of instructions for making potions from natural materials.

Suggested teaching structure: 

  1. Show examples of instructions and highlight the key features.
  2. Go outside with your class and discuss which natural resources they may want to use.
  3. Fill in the planning sheet.
  4. Write the instructions.
  5. Swap the instructions and make the potions!


  • Teacher guide.
  • Instructions example.
  • Planning sheet.
  • Instruction writing checklist.
  • 2x differentiated templates.
Teacher Guide.pdf
Example Instructions.pdf
Instructions Checklist.pdf
Planning Sheet.pdf
Template - Diff. 1.pdf
Template - Diff. 2.pdf
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