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Is it a setting for a Medieval play, contemporary mystery, or royal family? This castle comes complete with finger puppets for storytelling.
Students independently read fiction set in and around castles. Meet in groups to discuss the books you and your classmates are reading. Compare and contrast settings, plots, and characters. Share titles and authors for future reading. Research information about castle architecture.
Students build an authentic or imaginative castle using colored Crayola® Model Magic. Smooth Model Magic over plastic bottles and cardboard tubes to make a large castle form. Knead two colors of Model Magic together with hands for a marbled effect. Flatten the modeling material with hands. Use Crayola Scissors to cut shapes for windows, doors, and a shingled roof. Firmly press pieces onto castle form. Embed small beads and other decorative items as desired. Dry.
Construct finger puppets of the main characters by smoothing Model Magic over a finger. Remove the finger and allow the modeling material to stiffen slightly. Add more modeling compound to create features, clothing, and hair. Embed decorative items as desired. Dry.
Students meet with book groups again to retell your stories to each other with your castles and finger puppets.
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