Brief DescriptionStudents turn empty eggshells into eggshell people with grass "hair." Then they measure hair growth and write eggshell people diaries or stories.
Keywordscharacter, diary, drawing, Easter, egg, grass, journal, plants, seeds, soil, story, writing
Lesson PlanProvide each student with an eggshell with roughly the top third removed, and ask students to use markers or paints to make faces on the eggshells. (Test colors ahead of time to make sure they will adhere to the shell.) When the faces are drawn, have students fill the eggshells with potting soil and sprinkle grass seed on top of the soil. Keep soil moist and the students' eggshell people should soon be sprouting hair.
Assess students on their measurement charts and diaries or stories.
Lesson Plan Source
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
NM-MEA.PK-2.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
NM-MEA.3-5.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
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