Comet's Nine Lives Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Comet's Nine Lives by Jan Brett
- small sea shells
- cardboard strips (6" X 4") one per student
Set Up and Prepare
Point out the pages that feature framed shell designs. They appear on the left, and there are five featured in the book.My glue of choice is Elmer's Blue Gel. It tends to dry clear and remain pliable, rather than crack.
Explain that students will have the opportunity to create paper weight patterns using an assortment of shells. Use the shells and a cardboard strip to create a pattern. Demonstrate that only a small amount of glue is necessary for the shells to stick. Give students time to create and glue their own patterns.
Hold a fund raiser for the local animal shelter. Have students sell their paper weights to raise money.
The following are two websites that sell shells for crafts: