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Learn about snake habits and habitats, then create a model of a snake in its natural surroundings.
Independently, or in collaborative groups, students research the types of snakes that live in their area. Find out what kind of habitat in which each snake lives. For example, in Australia, the green tree python or the Emerald Tree Boa, is found in trees in the rain forest. The Common Kingsnake is popular in North and Central America. This snake is black and white in California, but different shades in other areas.
Using Crayola® Model Magic, students mold one snake that might be found in their backyards or a park nearby. Find pictures of the snake to share details such as its teeth, markings, or rattles.
Students cover work area with recycled newspaper. Paint snake with Crayola Washable Tempera Paints and Crayola Paint Brushes. Allow time to air-dry.
Some snakes have intricate stripes and designs. An Eastern Coral Snake has rings of red, black, and white that are so bright they look like they were just colored. Use Crayola Glitter Glue add snake designs.
Next, students create their snake's natural habitat with items such as potting soil, twigs, leaves, or grass in a box. Glue materials to the box with Crayola School Glue. Dry. Place the model snake in its natural surroundings.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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