Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam
Playing with a dreidel is a traditional game during the holiday Hanukkah. A dreidel is a pointed, four-sided top which can be made to spin on its pointed base. To take a spin on exploring how dreidels move through an action process art invitation is perfect way to learn more about the holiday game. All you need to do is grab some old recycled cds, Colorations markers, and butcher paper.
Action process art involves art activities that are hands-on, where the focus is on the process rather than the finished product. “Action Art projects result in products to be enjoyed and admired, but it is the process of exploration and experimenting that stimulates the child’s learning from discovering and creating…” from Action Art.
You can invite the child to practice with a real dreidel first, followed by letting the children explore and create with DIY spin-art dreidels. All aspects of the spin-art dreidel from spinning to twisting explore STEAM concepts. Children will be completely immersed in the process of creating while learnjng how dreidels spin.