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How about doing just as the paleolithic cave artists did and use hollow
reeds, and or straws to blow color (ie: tempera paint or non-toxic
watercolour) over their hands to create negative handprints. You could
also give them (or have them cut-out [depending on their fine motor skills]
templates to color, paint or blow with the straw over. These templates
could be animals, bison, animals that they have at home or are familiar
with - just as the cave paintings depict what was familiar to them at the
time. The shapes and or templates could be duplicated as many times as
possible, adding a math faction to the lesson. Have them count how many
hands, fingers, animals, etc. You could always use stencils of letters and
numbers, as well, as and review for 1st grade. Wow! A great topic to
springboard from! The ideas are endless . . .