Friday, May 2, 2014

Kindergarten Mudcloths

I got the idea for this lesson from my partner Lauren (thank you!).  I introduced the Kindergarteners to the Mudcloths of Africa.   This is a really cool interactive website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/mudcloth/index_flash.html

We discussed neutral color, shapes, weaving (with paper and yarn) and symbols.  Whew...  this lesson does pack a punch!  I hadn't thought they would wear the cloths out of the art room, but this was just going with the flow.  After they wove with the yarn, most of them wanted these to be necklace cloths.  Okay!












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