Fun Classroom Activities
The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Character Art
Draw a picture of Phillip at the beginning of the novel, and one of him at the end of his time alone on the island. Try to show his physical and psychological differences through the details in your picture.
Using pictures clipped from old magazines or from the Internet, create a collage showing what Phillip's world is like. Include pictures that portray his life on Curacao as well as on the cay.
3. Cast a Movie
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