Lying on our backs with Goldi in the grass
We watch the clouds sail by
With our artist’s eyes we play “I spy”
And with the wind................. we fly.
C. Create: Students use Cloud Dough to scult a cloud.
A. Articulate: Students will discuss what their cloud looks and feels like using sensory words.
F. Finding Connections: Students will discover the many types of clouds there are. They will explore all kinds of literature and songs realted to clouds.
E. Evaluate: Students evaluate their art making experience connecting their heart ( how they felt) with their mind ( what they thought and why) to decied if they liked their art. Terrific = Thumbs Up! Just So So = Thumbs in the Middle! Not so Good = Thumbs down. Students may then verbalized their reasons for their decision.
Recipe from Happy Hooligans
"2 Ingredient Cloud-Dough: the ultimate sensory dough! Cloud dough requires only 2 common household ingredients, and it’s ready in minutes. It smells heavenly, and it’s a delight to run your fingers through!"
In the art room I'm all about homemade sensory play for my little wee bears. I’ve seen cloud dough on many sites but the happy hooligans is always reliable. And my wee bears don't ever want to stop and put it away!
Add one cup of baby oil to 8 cups of flour. Stir well. I used a pastry cutter to mix mine, but a spoon or whisk would be fine.
Transfer your dough to a bin or basin and it’s perfect for sensory activities and that’s it. You’re done!
Set out some containers, scoops and molds and let the little ones at it.
This is such a delightful experience. The older I grow the more precious becomes the moment. I suggest you follow the timing of the children and read "It looked like Spilt Milk" first just so they'd know what it means by "reading a cloud." invite your wee bears to use their artist eyes to look at the clouds so they could sculpt and paint one of their own. I suggest you make the cloud dough right in front of them with their wee help. It makes math, reading, and magic occur right in front of them.
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We used the wiring for our artful galimotos