might make yellow play dough W r i t i n g

might make yellow play dough W r i t i n g

or this discussion, I want you to think about your own home culture. What colors, shapes, and designs might be associated with your culture? Now, what would be a developmentally appropriate, open-ended process art activity that might incorporate those colors, shapes and designs?

Let me give you an example. My cultural or ethnic roots are Swedish. Colors associated with Sweden are found in the Swedish flag and the Dala horse – yellow and blue and red. Shapes or designs are floral, swirls, and spirals.

swedish flag

  • So I might plan an art activity that used blue, yellow, and red tissue paper and flowers cut out of floral wrapping paper to do a collage.
  • Or I might make yellow play dough and find some horse counters (like teddy bear counters, only they’re horses) in red, yellow, and blue that the children could use as props with the play dough.
  • Or I might just put red, yellow, and blue paint at the easel.


And that’s what you’re going to do for this discussion. I want you to:

  • 1. identify your home culture or cultures.
  • 2. list the colors, shapes, and designs that you associate with your culture and share where those colors, shapes and designs might be found in the culture.
  • 3. describe one open-ended process art activity that you think would reflect your culture and include title, materials, and the process and why you chose this activity.

Due Dates:

  • 1. post your activity by Sunday, November 1st, 11:59PM.
  • 2. look through the posts of your classmates and reply to two with comments about why you chose their activities by Wednesday, November 5th, 11:59 PM.


  • 1. Activity must be process, open ended art. If you say something like “the children will cut out tyellow lines and blue squares to collage because the Swedish flag has yellow lines and blue squares”… that’s not really open ended.