Math and Art Clay Snowman PPT with tutorial for Kindergarten
This download is for a math and art step-by-step powerpoint for creating a snowman from a single lump of clay (preferably model magic clay) using very simple division. Students will see the pattern of "dividing into two even pieces." This is a great way for students to concretely experience the mathematical concept of division while creating an adorable little snowman. Use this lesson to help put STEAM in STEM. The PPT has animated slides show how the clay is divided. There is a as a link to a video tutorial to help you understand how to structure the lesson with your students.
I use this project with kindergarten, but you can use it with any primary student.
You don't have to be an art teacher to teach from this PPT.
I recommend model magic clay because it sticks so easily to itself, easily rips into the "two even pieces", and isn't messy.
Explore my other clay lessons:
Clay fish (made from air dry clay-great for stop motion digital extension)
Clay penguin (made from air dry clay reinforces division and great for stop motion)
Clay bear (kiln fired clay with pinch pots and attaching techniques)