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What plants and animals live above the ground? Which can you find under the soil? Imagine a garden teeming with life!
Above ground there is light, air, wind, people, sunshine, snow, and more. Below ground, there is darkness, moisture, shelter from some elements, pressure, and what else? Some plants and creatures live only above ground, some only below, and others in both areas. Would a seed grow if it did not have the Earth to protect it and nourish it? Would a plant flower if there were not the sun’s warm rays coaxing it to open? Invite small groups of students to investigate these questions.
Provide an opportunity for students to share their research with classmates. Discussion to follow.
Invite students to create a personal above and below ground garden. Children use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to divide a sheet of paper in half lengthwise. Sketch plants and animals that live above and below ground.
Students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Paint, paint gardens. Air-dry painting.
Students share their paintings with small groups of classmates. Encourage students to discuss animals, insects and plants included in their artwork.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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Imagination and problem-solving go to work as children check out real bugs and create their own.
Protection of the world’s tropical rainforests is a key environmental strategy for keeping the Earth healthy. Demonstrat
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Vivaldi inspires paintings incorporating symbols of the seasons.
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
Use knowledge of, a and experiences with, food sources to decide where food comes from.