Jar and bottle templates, blank and with lines for Word Collector activities and display. Inspired by the short story in Eren by Simon P. Clark about a man who collected words, locking the ones he liked in special jars so that no-one could ever use them again.
- A ‘jar’ for each student to put their words in. This is a good use for those plastic food and drink containers that collect in cupboards! Foil packaging (such as crisp packets) can be used to write words with a permanent marker, or use glitter glue for sparkle. Displayed in a dark corner with fairy lights this will look really special. Whenever a new word is found it can be added to the jar which then become a resource at creative writing time.
- Sensory jar creations. Add oil, water, glitter, cubes or Lego with letters on to build the words inside the jar.
- A Word Collection notebook to add to and refer to.
- A display of The Greatest Words. Each student adds their favourite word to a jar (2D or 3D) on the shelf.
See https://teacherstellingtales.com/word-collectors/ for more.