Symbols for Elements - any ideas?

@rowantree (1190)
United States
June 26, 2007 8:39pm CST
Does anyone have any ideas for **kid-friendly** symbols of the Elements? I have bubbles or kites for Air, squirt guns or squirt toys for Water, rocks or break your own geodes for Earth. I am stuck with Fire. I'd also like some other ideas for Water, as well as Earth & Air. This is for a kids' project I am doing. I have something written up for each Element, to teach the kids a little bit about each one. Now I'm getting stuck with having a symbol - something the kids can take with them. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!
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• United States
27 Jun 07
For Earth: How about getting some non toxic air-dry clay at the craft store and have them make little bowls or figurines. It's not too messy and washes up pretty easily water. For Fire: Try letting them draw a flame in red, yellow and orange crayons, cut them out and glue them to the end of a popsicle stick so that it looks like a lit match. That's all I've got on the spur of the moment! LOL Have fun with your projects!
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Those sound good, thanks! I should have gone into more detail. This is for Pagan Pride Day. Along with other children's activities, I wanted to have four small stations set up to teach the kids about the Four Elements. I have a small handout for each Element and wanted to have a small giveaway for each one as well. I'm estimating the amount at lots of 40. I really like your idea of having kids make something with clay though so I'll have to check prices on that. Thanks again!
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Craft had some good ideas thats for sure..What about using colours.... Earth = brown Air = white Fire = red Water = blue I really like your geode idea thats brilliant! Wow I'm really stumped at the moment LOL but my coffee hasnt kicked in yet...i'll hve to come back to this when ALL of my brain is awake ;-)