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Homemade Paint – Rock Paint
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Homemade Paint – Rock Paint

Homemade paint made from rocks?  It’s easier than you think!  I used small groups for this activity.  Students wore safety goggles when doing this activity and had one-on-one help with the hammers (if needed). Students smashed down rocks (I used lava rocks) with the hammers and then grinded them down further in a mortar and pestle.  The...

Easy Homemade Drums for Kids
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March 30, 2018September 2, 2020

Easy Homemade Drums for Kids

120 homemade drums in one day?  Why not? This  I gave each student a styrofoam cup and some wax paper.  They were given markers, stickers etc. to create their drum in any way they choose.  We secured wax paper on top with an elastic.  Once everyone was done, we practiced with our drums together and...

Sock Puppet Fun for Kids
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March 30, 2018October 29, 2020

Sock Puppet Fun for Kids

Who doesn’t enjoy playing with sock puppets?  One of the classes I cover prep for were exploring an inquiry on puppets.  I really wanted to give students the chance to hold and move their own puppet.  I created a very basic sock puppet for each student.  (I was able to find 6 pairs for $1.25 at...