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Students share a favorite family tradition. Games? Feasts? Reunions? Quilting? Show family togetherness in a dramatic diorama.
Family traditions are often passed down for generations. Conduct a class discussion with students about an activity that their family does together. Have students show the activity in a diorama in a box. For our example, we chose playing petanque. Petanque is a deceptively simple, relaxing game played by both children and adults in France. It is similar to horseshoes in the United States, bocce in Italy, and lawn bowling in Great Britain.
Design the diorama. Cut white paper with Crayola® Scissors to cover a recycled box. On one piece, draw and color a map of your family’s original area with Crayola Markers.
Roll a long, thin piece of Crayola Neon Model Magic. Attach it with Crayola School Glue around the outside border of the country to highlight it. Glue the map to the back of the lid.
Set the scene. Cut and color more paper to fit inside the box. Draw the background where your family tradition takes place, in this case the petanque playing area.
Make the balls (boules)! First, roll a small ball (the cochonnet) with Neon Model Magic. Place it in the center of the circle. Make two or three larger balls in different colors for each player.
Show a favorite family tradition! Use Model Magic to sculpt several family members. For petanque, one player could be rolling the ball while one watches and another waits to measure the distance between the balls. Add details to people such as hats and aprons. Draw facial features with a Washable Fine Line Marker.
Glue everything into place. Air-dry. Students present their dioramas to the class.
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