It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Materials: Links to assist: Exact Instructions Challenge



  1. Mentors will share the humorous linked video above with the students all about how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  2. When the video is over, ask students what they thought! Could they write instructions on how to make a PB&J? What did we learn? We certainly can’t assume someone will know exactly what we mean unless we are very specific, right?
  3. Take a quick vote on the following VERY important question as it relates to Peanut Butter and Jelly: Crunchy or Smooth Peanut Butter? (Use the chat feature if students aren’t keen on sharing out loud!)
  4. Tell the students that they will need all of that PB&J knowledge for our activity on persuasion: ‘Why You Should Try MY PB&J!’

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Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Time: 8-10 minutes **Consider using the hand raise/thumbs up feature of your virtual platform to assist with determining who will answer.**


Synopsis: This funny video is an entertaining ice breaker to introduce our lesson ‘Why You Should Try MY PB&J!’ After watching, get students’ input as to where it all went wrong… It’s a good reminder, when writing instructions, to be as specific as possible. (This is a short icebreaker, but it’s a-okay because you’ll need the time for our accompanying lesson!)