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Water Dance

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Thomas Locker
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Apr. 2000

Synopsis: Combines poetic text and dramatic paintings in an introduction to one of nature's most basic and powerful elements, depicting such images as a gentle mountain pond, a raging waterfall, a silent ocean mist, and a sparkling rainbow.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a rainbow bookmark--use watercolors!
•  What kinds of things use water? Draw a picture of something that uses water, or make a sailboat out of paper and float it on a construction paper ocean.
•  Have each child take on a type of water--pond, storm, river, etc.--and make a construction paper costume for that type, and act out the story.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!