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If you could have an animal body, what creature would you be? Why? Invite students to draw their dream animal and then spin a tale about their adventures.
Organize students at a central place in the classroom such as the reading rug. Ask students to discuss animals that are fascinating to them. Students then choose an animal! What animal characteristic would you like to experience? Would you run like the wind on four legs? Or fly over your house with strong wings? Or swim to ocean depths using your flippers and tail? Use your imagination to dream up a new way of seeing your head combined with an animal, fish, or bird body.
Invite students to use Crayola® Color Switchers™ Markers or Washable Markets to fill in the background first.
Students use markers to create interesting and zany features to their nonsense creatures.
Students compose an imaginative story. With Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, write a creative story about creature adventures. Provide writing assisted as needed with younger students. Or, the entire class can come together and write one original story that has several of the creatures as characters in their story.
Share stories with peers.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
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Imagination and problem-solving go to work as children check out real bugs and create their own.
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
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