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Teams of children sculpt clay to try to get their team to guess a familiar book title.
  • Reading Is Fundamental
  • Arts and Crafts
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Multiple
  • Indoor
  • Play

Time: 10-15 minutes

Materials: Modeling clay or dough; Paper; Timer

Make modeling clay. (Adjust recipe quantity according to the number of children.)

RECIPE: In mixing bowl, combine the following Ingredients: - 1 cup flour - 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil - 2/3 cup water - 4 tablespoons of salt - 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar Create a list of books familiar to the children and copy the titles onto little slips of paper. Divide the children into groups of 3 to 4 and give each group a mound of modeling clay and several of the slips of paper. Directions Arrange children in circles and have them choose a sculptor. Ask the sculptor to pick a slip of paper and then use the clay to sculpt elements of the title so that the other children can guess what the title is. Children have one minute to guess the correct title within their groups. (You may want to increase the time for younger children.) The next child then sculpts the title and the others guess. Play until every child has had a chance to sculpt or until time is up.