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How do pets or wildlife care for their young? Discover how young animals change as they grow!
Have students find out how animal parents take care of their babies. Students will learn about animal life cycles and their growth from birth to adulthood by creating miniature versions. Students should use pictures as a reference, noting that the head, body, and leg proportions usually change from babyhood to grown-up!
Students roll Crayola Air-Dry Clay in their hands to form a body. With their fingers, they should pinch the top of the clay to form a head or roll a ball and attach it to the body. Form facial features using a toothpick or craft stick. Make ears, eyes, nose, and mouth.
Roll out a snake-like piece of clay to form legs. Attach legs by scratching the spot on body and leg with a toothpick. Wet it with a drop of water and press the pieces together.
What is missing on the animal? Does it need a tail, mane, whiskers, trunk, or paws? With Air-Dry Clay, it’s easy to make even very fine details.
Repeat this process for the baby animal. Air-dry your figures for several days.
Students cover their work area with recycled newspaper. Choose realistic colors of Crayola Tempera Paint for the animals. If using several colors, let each one dry before adding the next. Remember to rinse the brush when you change colors. Air-dry the paint.
Students explain to their classmates why they chose their animals. Describe how the babies look and the changes and amount of time it takes before they are adults.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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