• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Mound Sponge Painting

Mound Sponge Painting

Strand: Art
Grade Level: 1 - 2
Duration: 20 minutes
Location: classroom
Objective: The student will be able to create a picture using mound-shaped sponges and paint.
Materials: sponges (pre-cut into mound shapes by teacher)
paint (various colors)
construction paper (white or a light color)
Vocabulary: burial mound conical compound linear effigy
Procedure:
  1. The students use the sponges to sponge paint on the construction paper. Optional: After the paint is dry, the students could color a background (trees, plants etc.) and Woodland people.






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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Did You Know?

Yellow River Bridge Trail Heading Towards the Heritage Addition

In the summer of 1831 Lieutenant Jefferson Davis — later Secretary of War and President of the Confederate States of America — superintended work at a U.S. Army sawmill now located within the "Heritage Addition" of Effigy Mounds National Monument.