One of my wonderful teammates shared this idea with me. It worked very well, especially for my students that are a bit more active. Students picked a bag of mittens (made of construction paper), put the mittens in order to make a sentence, wrote the sentence down, and then put the mittens away and got another bag. She shared the mittens, clothespins, and clothesline with me. I am so lucky to work with a great team!
I have put the directions, mittens, and recording sheet together in a file. Click here for a free copy.