In Norse mythology, the Kraken is a large beast of the sea. The myth probably originates from a giant squid spotted in the waters then it was written about and there were stories relayed through song, however it has in recent years become a part of pop culture, having been featured in several major motion pictures.
After reading about the Kraken on Wikipedia, the kids and I ventured a little art project.
First we drew what we imagined a Kraken might look like with crayon.
Then we mixed a packet of blue Kool-Aide with 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of dish soap to make scented bubble solution.
Then we blew blue bubbles all over the crayon picture.
It was a fun and easy way of cementing what we’d learned in our reading.
And the use of Kool-Aide mix instead of blue food dye added a sensory element to the activity, as Kool-Aide just smells so, so yummy.
This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.