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Tunnel of Fun
The Tunnel is kid-centric Installation Art, where the children are called on to exercise all their creativity and problem-solving ability to collaborate to make a large environment that is really a multi-faceted sculpture project.
We start on a small scale, with each first or second grader making his or her own pyramid with a cardboard box or tagboard.
When we put it all together, it adds up to the Tunnel of Fun.
After discussing the matter in all four second grade classrooms, and applying a good amount of compromise and combination-thinking, it has been decided that the theme for this year’s Tunnel of Fun will be “Baba Yaga and the Haunted Zoo.” Baba Yaga is a character from a series of Russian folk tales. “Bony Legs” is a modern version of this legend, and I’ve been having a lot of fun reading it in Artville with the first and second graders. A key feature of the story is that she lives in a house on chicken legs.
They are mildly surprised to learn that adults do something similar to what they are doing, and call it “Installation Art.”
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