Lesson Plan Title : Create Your Own Lucky Charm
Age Range: Grade 6 through grade 8 (Middle School)
Overview and Purpose: A horseshoe and a rabbit's foot are two symbols of luck that are popular in American culture. In this art activity, students create their own lucky charm or symbol out of clay.
Objective: The student will be able to create their own lucky charm out of clay.
Talk with your class about traditional symbols of luck. Ask them to create their own lucky charm using clay and paint. Explain that this symbol should be entirely fictitious; it doesn't have to actually have any meaning to them. When the students are finished, have them share and explain with the class how the symbol brings them luck.
You can extend this activity by having students write a history of their symbol. They can include when it was first used, how it was discovered that it was lucky, and how people use it today.