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Activity: SAFETY Original

Objective:

to bring something into existence

Materials:

1 timer  per whole group
1 sponge for cleaning  per group of 2 learners
1 pencil  per learner
1 box of crayons  per learner
1 scissors  per learner
1 bottle of glue/glue stick  per learner
1 eraser  per learner
1 blank piece of paper  per learner
1 ball of soft dough/playdough  per learner
1 dime  per learner
~ 1 drinking straw  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Make soft dough (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Educator asks learners about the letter of the week- D.  What is the letter?  What words start with this letter?  What words end with this letter?  What words have this letter inside of them?
  2. Educator and learners sing the Totetude Letter Song for D.
  3. Learners write the letter D in the air with their index finger.
  4. Explain to the learners that they will create an original artwork using soft dough/playdough, a dime and a drinking straw.
  5. Discuss the materials being used:  What is a dime?  How does the dime feel around the edge?  Can we cut the dough, dime, or drinking straw with our scissors?  What happens when we put a straw into dough?  What happens when we roll the dime around the dough?
  6. Learners create art independently.
  7. When time is up, learners clean their area while singing the Totetude Cleaning Song.

Extension:

  • Learners discuss their artwork with others.

Reflections:

  • I am able to create original artwork.
  • I am able to take care of materials.
  • I am able to express what I enjoy through the arts.

TAC-T0015

Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
30-45 minutes
Cleanup
10-15 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Safety
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Create
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Visual Arts

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

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