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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Faberge Eggs and Classroom Community

Let me start out by saying, I am an art history nut. I love learning about the stories behind art. I actually watch a neat show called "Raiders of the Lost Art" about art that has been lost/stolen over the years. They actually did a story on Faberge and his eggs. I think it's a great story of how success is based on skill and on luck-had the Czar's wife not come into his shop and admired his work, he probably would not be a household name today.

I came across this activity on: http://www.byrdseed.tv/ . If you are looking for ways to spice up your instruction, especially ways to make it more interesting for GT kiddos, this is a great place to find ideas. I watched a video from Terri over at : https://engagetheirminds.com/. I adapted it somewhat for my little ones, but we looked at pics of Faberge eggs and the detail they had, the surprise they had inside. I assigned each student a partner and asked them to decorate their egg on the front and then put a surprise inside for them. I can't use many of them here because they put names in the middle, etc. but here are a few:












Her idea used papier mache and was a little more involved-but I wanted to do this in the first few weeks of school so we just used construction paper. The kids really enjoyed it!



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  1. I love the way you adapted this for the younger kids! This is one of my favorite activities to do with students because they always find remarkably touching ways to surprise their partners.

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