Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter wonderland.

Grade level : This project was done with fourth graders , but it can easily be adapted for any grade level !

Objectives : This is just a project for the students to really have fun .

Materials : * 9' x 11' black paper

* crayons

* Epsom salt

* warm water

* Paint brushes and cups

Resources : (snow crystal picture) .

Motivations : Show the children different landscapes and scenes during winter . (Snow should be present .) For example children doing any winter sport such as skiing , ice skating , sledding , etc. Or kids having a snowball fight , etc .

Activity : 1. Ask the children to think about a scene during winter .

2. Ask the children to draw this winter landscape or scene with crayons (with the exception of the snow !!!)

3. Once the drawing is complete , they can paint the water and Epsom salt mixture over it . It will give the drawing a frosty , snowy cool look .

P.S. : Note for teachers : Once a student is ready you should make a mixture of Epsom salt and warm water . The proportion are about 1 cup of salt for 1 cup of water .

Here are some examples :

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