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Lesson Plan: If I Had a Robot (Grades 1-3)

Lesson Plan: If I Had a Robot (Grades 1-3)

Topics: Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Art, Mediums


Students will use a visual aid to add to their creative writing.


Ask students if they would like to have a robot. What kinds of things could a robot do for them? Distribute copies of the If I Had a Robot activity sheet and have the children write about robots. After they have written about robots, have them make three-dimensional robots to accompany their writing.

To make a robot, students can choose a large item such as a milk jug or a two-liter plastic bottle to use for the body. They can glue or tape on smaller items to make facial features, arms, legs, and other robot details. Have them add other parts to the robot by cutting and gluing on construction-paper shapes, and then write the robot’s name on a name tag and attach it to the robot’s body.


  • If I Had a Robot activity sheet
  • pencils
  • glue
  • scissors
  • markers
  • tape
  • construction paper
  • an assortment of the following items:
    • milk jugs
    • two-liter plastic bottles
    • boxes
    • buttons
    • tissue-paper rolls
    • egg cartons

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