I started this lesson in 2009 for our school’s Spanish Fiesta. Along with the Spanish and music teacher we created a wonderful day of
presentations, festivities and art displays. The 5th graders did this lesson, but I have actually done it with 2nd graders as well.
This is a great cross-curriculum lesson incorporating art with geography and science.
If you choose to do this lesson, you will need to purchase a box of mini-bottle gourds. If you don’t have funds for gourds, consider a wish list or parent donations of $2 per student. AmishGourds.com is where I get mine. There are about 25 in a box for around $40.00.