Last week I taught two classes for a new local museum. My featured projects for both days – little habitats. I have rarely seen a child who does not adore the task of creating a miniature world. There is this amazing ability of a little world to pull the storyteller out of children. I love to have the children write stories about their villages. It is a rich and wonderful process.
In my kindergarten – I set up making these during Work Stations. I would often put these in my Literacy Station. The children would create the village and then write a story to go along with it.
cake boards (ask your local bakery for a donation or purchase at Michael’s)
foam snowflake stickers (on sale now 75% off at Michael’s)
small white bags (Michael’s)
white card board
white foam clay (use 40% off coupon at Michael’s)
Snow paint: 1 squirt of shaving cream, 1 squeeze of white paint, 1 squeeze of school glue (mix together in dixie cup)
Preparation: I prepare the bag houses by stuffing them with a bit of newpaper and stapling on a construction paper roof.