Plaster of paris sculptures, for adults or with children blow balloons up over and over to stretch them out before adding plaster this can be a lot of fun, an activity all in itself.... let blown up balloon go and try to catch http://artfulparent.com/2014/01/plaster-balloon-sculptures-with-kids.html http://artfulparent.com/2014/01 - created via http://pinthemall.net
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Virtual field trips- see and learn about different places that are too far to visit. If we are reading a story about a culture or learning about a place, this could be a great way to explore it more deeply and compare it to where we live. Could also be used as an introduction to the story. Great way to get the students out of their own world and understand the stories and people more deeply. Great break from reading/writing.