I taught my students about symmetry and we did a simple activity to show what that may look like. The students put droplets of paint on a paper in whatever patterns/colors they chose. We folded the paper in half and smooshed down the paint and voila opened it to show a new picture. They were just amazed at the way they could make designs with just a few drops of paint! It also gave us something exciting to write about.
I asked them to write a sentence to describe their pictures-what did they see? Here's what we came up with:
a creative tree
a beautiful heart desiring a beautiful cast to my heart