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Sculpt the Earth

Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Connection-Making, Curiosity, Fine Motor


  • Sand, Clay, or Playdough


  • Let’s read the story of “The Rainbow Serpent.”
  • The Rainbow Serpent sculpts and shapes the earth by moving her enormous body along the ground.
  • Let’s use wet sand, playdough, or clay to sculpt the Earth just like the Rainbow Serpent.
  • Let’s use our fingers, hands, and arms to carve out deep valleys and tall mountains. Let’s make rivers and lakes.
  • We can use toys or paper to represent trees, grass, and animals.


Sculpt - to shape by carving, casting, or other shaping techniques
Carve - to cut out of a hard material in order to produce an object, design, or inscription
Shape - to form