Native American Day!

One of our Social Studies standards is about Native Americans.  It's probably one of my favorite units of all!  To end our unit, we (both 4th grade rooms) celebrated with "Native American Day".  First, we created sand art paintings.  The kids loved it.  The day before, we put rice in a ziploc big with a little bit of rubbing alcohol.  Then, we put a few drops of food coloring inside the ziploc bag and shook it up.  This is what it turned out like:
We started our day by beginning our sand art!  It is a bit messy, but fun nonetheless.  
Here are some of our final products:  

After our sand art painting, we cooked Indian Maize pancakes!  FUN DAY!  


  1. Thanks for sharing. That is my next unit in S.S. I would love to add the sand art to my plans.


  2. Lana,
    Thanks for linking up to the party! What a FUN day!! I love how the sand art projects turned out...and I'm always up for an activity that includes pancakes! ;) I know your students loved it all!

    Teaching Maddeness


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