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Is it a snake? A garden hose? A worm? Students design and decorate Sparkling Serpent masks that allow imaginations—and creativity—run wild.
Have students read Claire and the Friendly Snakes by Lindsay Tate. What objects did Claire think were snakes (but really weren’t)? How were these objects similar to snakes? How were they different? Challenge students to find pictures of snakes and look closely at their unique markings.
Have students look around the classroom and at home. What things can they find that look similar to snakes? Make a list of student findings on a classroom white board using Crayola Dry Erase Markers. If time permist, students may illustrate the patterns found on these snake-like figures using Crayola Dry Erase Crayons on the same white board.
Provide Crayola® Model Magic for students to use in sculpting colorful snake masks. Encourage children to be imaginative, so nobody will mistake it for a real snake!
Use Crayola Glitter Glue, chenille stems, fake jewels, and other items to decorate the mask. Attach them firmly with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the mask at least 24 hours.
Have students share their serpent mask sculptures with classmates. What different snakes are represented?
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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