How do thoughts get made? That is the question that prompted this lesson. I had the third grade students brainstorm ideas as they prepared their scratch art surface by first coloring a blank sheet of paper with colorful crayon marks and overlaying the color with black crayon. Then using a scratching tool, they carved out their ideas on how thoughts get processed, how they all come together, where they come from, and how it all gets transformed into an idea.
3rd Grade: Thinking Machine Scratch Art