Here's what you do:
1. Give every student a sheet of brown construction paper.
2, Students draw a spiral on the paper.
3. Students choose a word and write as many synonyms as they can think of around the spiral. This makes a great mini lesson on how to use a thesaurus.
4. Let students "frost" their synonym cinnamon rolls. I put a picture of the one I made as a sample - minus the glitter frosting. After having my students complete theirs, I could no longer read any synonyms. They were a little bit glitter happy.
*Alternate Idea - Instead of filling the cinnamon roll with one synonym, students could write pairs of synonyms throughout the cinnamon roll.
I used this as my Fun Friday activity. To make it more fun, students then got to decorate their own real cinnamon rolls and eat them. They had such a great time with this activity!