Breezy Windsock

Breezy Windsock lesson plan

Catch indoor breezes with a colorful windsock! Whether you’re learning about Japan, weather, or aviation, Crayola® Twistables™ give windsocks a new twist.

  • 1.

    We call moving air the wind. Wind cannot be seen but when the windsock twists it is because the air is moving. Find out about windy weather and how windsocks began. Learn how they are used in aviation.

  • 2.

    To make a colorful indoor windsock, use Crayola Twistables to decorate one sheet of paper for the top. Highlight details with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry your windsock.

  • 3.

    To form streamers, color another piece of paper with Twistables. With Crayola Scissors, cut long strips, leaving them connected at one end. Decorate the strips with Glitter Glue and air-dry them, too.

  • 4.

    Run a line of Crayola School Glue along the connected end of the streamers. Press it to the bottom of the windsock. Air-dry the glue.

  • 5.

    Glue the open paper edges to form your windsock. Air-dry it.

  • 6.

    Punch two holes at the top of the windsock. Run ribbon, string, or yarn through the openings. Tie together to hang the windsock to catch indoor breezes.

Standards

  • LA: Read with sufficient fluency and accuracy to support comprehension.
  • LA: Construct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • LA: Report on a topic in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SS: Identify and use various sources for reconstructing the past, such as documents, letters, diaries, maps, textbooks, photos, and other.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas, to communicate meaning.
  • VA: Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art.

Adaptations

  • How are weathervanes similar to windsocks? Design and make a replica.
  • Decorate a windsock using the characters or scenes from a favorite book or story.
  • Students who are just learning to cut and some with special needs may need to practice cutting streamers on scrap paper.