Year 2 Week 3 Food Chain Project
|Sarah's final project|
HERE. We discussed producers, three types of consumers (primary, secondary and ultimate), decomposers and the difference between food chains and food webs. Then we made a pyramid with card stock that is described (including the template to print) in the link.
Then we did a project to create our own visual food chain using felt. (Felt seemed medieval - don't you think?) I had free handed some outlines of various plants and animals that might be in a food chain and cut some large white rectangles of felt to use as our background. I also got out a variety of embellishments the kids could use such as google eyes. Then let the kids decide what their food chain would look like and how they would embellish it to make it their own.
|This was what was set up for them - a variety of materials and two possible examples.|
|Idea 1 - Fish Food Chain|
|Idea 2 - Forest Food Chain|
|They all chose some version of a forest food chain!|
The above was their final creations. Each was a little different. I was surprised none of them chose to do a fish food chain - after all, isn't the beach fabulous? Then again, fish just couldn't be as "cute" as mice, frogs and hawks for girls! I didn't get pictures today while the kids were in process creating their designs because I was too busy drawing, cutting and helping to hot glue!