Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
Salt dough is a convenient and cheap alternative to clay: made with only three common ingredients (salt, flour, and water) it can be whipped up straight from the kitchen pantry. In this post, I am sharing the salt dough recipe I have used and perfected over the years; it has served me well in many years of teaching and crafting, and I genuinely hope you will enjoy it as well!
In the context of art education, Surrealist games can be a useful tool to disinhibit students and unlock their creativity.More so, they are a valuable component of any open-ended art exploration and a wonderful addition to project-based curriculums.