Here in Saskatchewan one of the first grade units is all about Objects and Materials, and several outcomes require kids to make a new Object out of other materials, so for our final lesson in this unit, we made these tambourines!
Materials per student:
2 paper plates
small handful of noodles (we used shells)
8 10cmish pieces of ribbon
First I directed students to colour the side of their plates that normally touch the table.
After that was done we formed a slow line where we filled with noodles, stapled four times, chose ribbons and returned to the end of the line to staple on their ribbons. Considering their different levels of artistry, it went pretty well!
|Circle of Courage (most communities call it the medicine wheel)|
|Side view of another love tambourine|
How do you end your Objects and Materials unit?