State of Delaware - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment
Make a Blue Hen Chicken for Delaware!
Using clay is a great way to stimulate your child's mind. Clay builds fine and large motor skills and encourages creativity. The great thing is, clay is very forgiving. If you mess up, you can just squish it and start again.
This is a lesson about Delaware. It combines pottery, geography and history. Use this lesson as-is for an afternoon of fun, or delve deeper. You and your child can do research about the state. Check out books from the library or find information online. How you use this lesson is completely up to you!
Delaware State Facts
State Abbreviation: DE
State Nickname: First State
State Motto: “Liberty and Independence”
State Song: “Our Delaware”
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
State Tree: American Holly
State Flower: Peach Blossom
State Bug: Ladybug
State Fish: Weakfish
State Beverage: Milk
Famous People Born in Delaware:
Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxer
Valerie Bertinelli, actress
Howard Pyle, artist
Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Henry Heimlich, creator of the Heimlich Maneuver
Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Constitution.
Delaware is the only state without a National Park.
Betsy Ross’s famous flag was flown at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in DE.
Delaware was named for Lord de la Warr. He was the first governor of Virginia.
The Blue Hen Chicken is the state bird. These chickens are known for their fighting abilities. Let’s make a chicken!
Start by making a large ball and a smaller ball.
Attach the two balls to make the body and the head.
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