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Warm and Cool Colored Seahorses

Thought I would share one of my favorite lessons with 1st grade. It incorporates two of my favorite things seahorses and COLOR! On the first day of the project the students get to do shaving cream marbling and they LOVE it. I have created a flow chart of some tips and tricks I have discovered when marbling with shaving cream.

The second day we read Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle and talk about the warm and cool colors he uses in the book. We then trace and cut out our seahorses. Glue down to a warm or cool colored piece of construction paper and bubble cut it out!

Day 3 we talked about the different parts of the seahorse and used Jack Richards Playcolors to add trunk and tail rings. We used bulletin board border cut into 4 inch pieces for the dorsal fin and added a wiggly eye. For the final touch a dash of glitter and pow you have some pretty adorable seahorses.

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