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After learning about the early people who lived in caves, the Primary 3 girls wanted to make some cave paintings of their own and so we tried to emulate similar conditions in the classroom to those in caves. First of all, the girls crumpled and tea-stained a piece of paper so that it was similar to sketching on a rough rock-coloured surface. When these were dry, we turned the classroom lights out, closed the blinds and taped the paper to the underside of our desks. The girls crawled under our desks and used charcoal to line draw to replicate the cave drawings of animals and daily caveman life.
The girls had great fun! They loved lying on the floor under their desks pretending to be caveman drawing on the roofs of caves. It was much trickier than they thought it would be to draw in the dark and upside down!