Ep 11 T3 SC.mov

Direct Instruction

The learning intention for this lesson was for children to use their own creativity to design and make a repeated pattern bead necklace using plasticine.

The video shows children creating their design, choosing colours they would like to use, making beads, and threading them onto a plastic string.

Each child had to draw a draft design first as part of the learning process and they were also shown how to mix two colours together to create a marble effect.

Extended plan here


On reflection I have observed how a number of children in my class have needed practice with using their fine motor skills, other than holding a pencil. Using scissors to cut paper can be a challenge for those students who have not has any prior experience. Practising fine motor skills is crucial to a child's overall development and helps to connect neurons inside the brain.

Things to note

Plasticine can be difficult to manipulate if cold, so it may need to be warmed in the palm of your hands first? The teacher will have to cut off manageable pieces for the child to use effectively. Each child can be proud of their own piece of artwork on completion and also blog about their learning in this area of Art and creativity.

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Learning Intention

For children to make their own piece of plasticine jewellery in preparation for our school Art exhibition as part of our Inquiry for this term.


Show the children a video of how to make them first available on YouTube. Show the children an example of what the finished product will look like. Take time to discuss what colours and shapes will be used in their design. Learn how to mix colours together to create a marble effect.

Learner Generated Content


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Auckland, New Zealand