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Treasure Hunt - Instruction Writing

For this 'instructions' writing activity students will create a treasure hunt for their partner to follow. They will hide an object (name tag, stone with their initials on, etc.) and create a set of instructions to guide their partner to their object from a designated starting point.

Teaching structure:

- Share different examples of instructions with your students. Get them to spot any key features. You may want to do a lesson on imperative verbs before this session.

- Explain that they are going to hide an object and create a set of instructions for to get from the designated starting point (that you can decide) to their object.

- Once they’ve written their instructions they can swap with their partner and see if they can follow them to find the hidden treasure.

This activity is perfect for introducing instruction writing, but can also be a great activity to link in with your measuring math topic.

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