Because we live in the south, I wanted to incorporate some safety tips for summer, particularly with snakes. We have had a few in the hallways, on the playground, and in our own yards. Because kids are kids, they sometimes act before thinking. Not all snakes are bad. I have three that I regularly see in my yard. They're beautiful ribbon garter snakes.
But...back to the arts and crafts center. Thanks to Pinterest, I found a super easy craft for students to create a snake from pipe cleaners, beads, and some googly eyes.
I created a Snake Safety Tips coloring page for the center, as well. Students create their snakes independently. I add the eyes and tongue since the eyes are glued with hot clue.
In the computer station, students are using Encyclopedia Britannica to research and read about animals. I've even had some students use the books at the station for inspiration or ask to go to a computer to look up snakes on Britannica!
Aren't they so adorable!!!