Clay Hippos

Just like the jackals, this lesson has its roots in the ancient Egyptian culture. Hippos were a fertility symbol. The kids created their clay hippos by making an egg form for the body and then attatching a pear shaped head. Giving kids food descriptions of the forms they are getting ready to make helps them to visualize what they need to do.

The second image down is a famous copper blue hippo created by the ancient Egyptians that I show the kids as part of my teaching presentation.