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Lesson Plans

Re: ocean life

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Christine Merriam (
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 11:23:07 -0700

A third grade classroom teacher here had her students make a life size
blue whale which they put up on the hallway wall. The students made all
kinds of bottom creatures and plants, it was most impressive!

Stuffed Paper creatures....
1) Fold a large sheet of butcher paper in half.
2) Using a marker, draw the contour of a fish, jelly fish, crab, etc.
leaving at least 2" of paper around the outside of the drawing.
3) Cut out like you are cutting a pattern for clothing... leaving the
extra for a seam.
4) Staple the 2 halves of paper half way.
5) Add more drawing and collage decorations to both sides.
6) Stuff lightly with crumpled scraps and newspaper, staple shut.
7) Punch a hole (might want to put tape on the edge first, then punch
through it for strenght). Tie a string through the hole.
8) Display by hanging from ceiling.

Life under the sea!

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

Julie Trzybinski wrote:
> I am looking for some creative ideas for an "ocean" based art project for second graders - help!