# 1 For a simple craft activity, make a snake mobile from a paper plate. Draw on the plate an unbroken line from the outside rim in a spiral that winds its way to the centre. Cut along this line and you should have a curly snake, which the children can colour in. Because the snake will naturally curve around, it will be easy to wrap this around a bamboo pole or garden stick to complete the visual aid.
# 2 Clay Snakes Materials Needed: orange or brown clay, craft sticks, paper plates Directions: Using orange or brown clay, have the children make their own snakes. Then give each child a craft stick and have him/her wrap the snake around the pole. Set the snake on a paper plate and let dry.
# 3 A Serpent of Bronze Materials Needed: red cardstock with spiral snake outline, bronze metallic paint, paintbrushes, scissors, hole-puncher (optional), chopsticks (optional), red yarn or ribbon (optional) Directions: Have the children cut out the spiral snakes; then, allow them to paint bronze designs onto the “fiery” red snakes. Have older children attach the snake to a “pole” using the hole-puncher, ribbon, and chopstick.