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Blue popcorn is used to craft a state flower (Texas Bluebonnet) in this lesson
Art, Social Studies
By – Jackie Dillon
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Art
Grade Level – Kindergarten
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Social Studies Standards:
- XII: B Culture:
- The student is expected to describe customs of the local community (state).
- The student will be able to:
- recognize and recall the state flower of Texas
- listen attentively and recall a story
- create an art project based on teacher’s instructions.
List of Materials:
- Blue Popcorn
- Book Legend of the Bluebonnet
- Make a “popcorn bluebonnet” as a model.
- Have the book set up and ready to go!
- Students should start on the rug for the story, then move to tables for the activity.
- Before reading the book, ask “Who can tell me what the state flower of Texas is?”
- Arrange students onto their carpet spots.
- Ask hook question.
- Read Legend of the Bluebonnets and make sure that new words are understood by the class.
- Bring out the example of the bluebonnet at the end of the story.
- Say, “Today we will be creating our own bluebonnets with popcorn and glue!”
- Demonstrate how to properly glue the popcorn onto the paper
- Demonstrate that markers can be used to draw the stems.
- Dismiss students back to their desks.
- Pass out all needed materials.
- Walk around and help students as they get started.
- When students start to finish up, have them place their papers aside to dry fully.
- Ask closure question when everyone is finished.
- When completely dry, hang all of the newly created bluebonnets on the wall for everyone to see!
- Ask the class as a whole, “If someone were to ask you what the state flower of Texas is, you can now reply….”
- The students will answer with, “Bluebonnet!”
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