The Little Engine That Could – Activity #2: “Steps for Success!”
Activity #2: “Steps for Success!”
This activity emphasizes the importance of setting goals and how to make plans to achieve those goals.
Thin black felt pens
Black construction paper
Trace stars onto yellow paper so there is enough for each student
Cut 4 x 4 inch squares of tag board so each student receives four squares
Cut enough 10 x 10 inch squares of black construction paper for each student
Step by Step:
Step One: Review with the students the various goals (“I can” statements) they brainstormed from the previous activity. Select one of the goals and ask the students to think of 4 steps they could take to persevere and reach the goal.
Example: I can be a good friend.
Say nice words.
Play with the person at recess.
Step Two: Provide the students with a star tracer, tag board squares, and black construction paper squares.
Step Three: Students cut out the star and write a personal goal in the center of the star using a black felt pen.
Step Four: Students think of four steps they could take to reach the goal.
Step Five: Students write each step on a separate square, numbering them in order.
Step Six: Students glue the boxes to the black construction. Glue them with steps 1 & 2 on the top with steps 3 & 4 below.
Step Seven: Students glue the star in the middle of the four boxes.
A star indicating individual student goals surrounded by the steps of how to reach the goal.