- George Shrinks - "A Day at the Beach"
It's a day of fun at the Beach for George and Junior. But Mom and Dad aren't having as much fun. Dad is trying to perfect his solo for the Jazz Festival and Mom is trying to come up with an idea for an important sculpture contest. George and Junior keep out of Mom and Dad's hair by building a sand castle and come across some sea turtle eggs about the hatch. The whole family bands together to save the sea turtles from the nasty sea gulls. And in the process of family bonding, Dad perfects his solo and Mom comes up with a great idea for her sculpture.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
- "Episode #1451"
Mister Rogers shows a picture of a friend, Frederick McFalls, who is a doctor and a sculptor. Then he shows a film of Dr. McFalls making a clay statue. Mister Rogers gives a recipe for homemade modeling dough and mixes up a batch.
Do in Class
- Africa for Kids: Make a Mask - Create a traditional African Dogon mask.
- Clifford: Hands-On Sculpture - Mold simple objects with clay.
- Cyberchase: 2D to 3D Morphing - Make 3D figures from plain paper.
- George Shrinks: Section 3: Creative Problem Solving: Bigger Than I Am! - Discuss different art projects that you like to make for those that you care about and listen to a story about sculptors. Sculpt a large class creation from recyclable materials.
- George Shrinks: Modeling Dough - Sculpt a model of George to create your own George Shrinks adventures.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Coil Pots - Make modeling dough and create a coiled pot.
- Who's Dancin' Now?: Figures in Motion - Create clay figures representing bodies in motion based upon your favorite schoolyard activity. (Advanced Activity)
- ZOOM: CafeZOOM - Candy Clay - Sculpt small animals or flowers good enough to eat.
- ZOOM: ZOOMdo - Masks - Use modeling clay and plaster gauze strips to sculpt a colorful mask.
- How Are You Peeling?
By Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann
Published November 1999 by Arthur A. Levine
The authors of Play With Your Food bring you another delightful read. On each page, young readers will enjoy fanciful food sculptures that display various emotions and are meant to serve as discussion starters for adults and children. A great way to encourage kids to talk about their feelings.
- Gargoyles: Monsters in Stone
By Jennifer Gussling
Published June 1999 by Grosset & Dunlap
Whether they are scary or just plain silly, gargoyles always seem to be fascinating. This book explains their history, how and why they were originally built, and where kids can find gargoyle sculptures today. The book covers a lot of information, but primary-grade readers will find it easy to digest. This may be an excellent introduction to non-fiction for young readers.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.