When children learn new notions and concepts at school, it is easier to understand them and remember them through drawing. We can draw what we have seen, but even things that don't exist, if we use our imagination. Ask your students what shapes some actions have. For example, running. Or choose a word by chance from a book or newspaper.
Begin with just two simple elements to give the action a shape: aluminium or copper wire and Patplume. The basic idea is to leave the children the freedom to create a work that will be displayed and appreciated as unique and unrepeatable expression.
Modelling with metal wire (skeleton)
The iron, copper, or aluminium wire can be used to create the skeleton of the structure. This phase requires considerable concentration and precision, but is much less difficult than you might think. To simplify this step, try using old glue-stick containers as a structure: they are self-standing and are easy to cover with the modelling dough.
Modelling with the modelling dough (covering)
Then continue with the covering: the Patplume is perfect as the skin of the shape being created.
Preparing the presentation of the work
All the works may have a place of honour in a show organised by the children themselves. Each artist will have to present his creation, completing it with an artist's card, with name, surname, and title of the work.
The workshop offers the opportunity for infinite creative experimentation and versatility in the different methods of selecting subjects: children can be invited to choose a verb of their liking, or any book can be opened to a page at random to find a verb while reading the story.