Following a recent workshop held by Mr P (Prashneel Goundar- Projects Coordinator), I decided to take an arts and craft lesson with my second grade class. I spoke to my teacher and we agreed upon a time in which I could take the lesson.
The class decorated with paper snakes
I brought some paper plates and red paper for the activity. I was going to teach them how to make paper plates which involved giving each of the children a paper plate each and they had to colour both side of the plate in lots of colours and patterns. I explained to them what to do and they then had to come to Mrs Susau and I once they finished colouring.
Raksha holding her paper snake
We would begin cutting the plate from the edge and cut in a spiral inwards until we reached the middle. This left a circle which would be the snakes head. After this we would use black marker to put two eyes on the snake and cut a tongue out. We then hung string across the classroom and looped the snakes over them so they uncoiled towards the floor.
Onnie's decorated plate before it was cut into a snake
The classroom looked great decorated with all the snakes and the children had a great time taking part in this activity.