Bumpy Block Sculptures

Bumpy Block Sculptures lesson plan

Students create original sculptures using everyday materials.

  • 1.

    Ask students to collect mismatched socks and stockings from home, the larger the better, and bring them to class.

  • 2.

    Students select a donated sock and stuff it with blocks. Tie the opening of the sock using a piece of yarn.

  • 3.

    Students cut out eyes, nose, etc. from construction paper. Using Crayola® School Glue to attach construction paper parts for each creature. Allow glue to dry overnight.

  • 4.

    Students name their sock creatures and work with other children to create an original skit that involves all the creatures.

  • 5.

    Students perform their skits for classmates.


  • LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • SCI: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • Students document attributes of their creatures. Ask an available adult to document their ideas.