- Ideal Age/Grade Level: Kindergarten
- Project Type: Art
- Theme: Around the World
- Estimated Cost: $$ -Affordable
- Academic Level: Mostly Just Fun
Materials Needed: watered down paints in squirt bottles, salad spinner, card stock paper, Life in the Rain Forest by William K. Gibbons, watercolors, printed templates (of any animal desired)
Step 1: Read students different sections from Life in the Rain Forest, or a similar nonfiction text.
Step 2: Ask students to come up, one at a time, to make a salad spinner snake. Other students may paint with watercolor paints while they wait.
Step 3: To make a salad spinner snake, students will take their snake, which is printed on card stock and pre-cut by the teacher, and put it in the salad spinner. Then, using the watered down paint in squirt bottles, the teacher will ask students to choose their colors and a design. The student will then be invited to spin their artwork in the salad spinner.