Students learn how to draw the main character in a book in a step by step lesson. After a story book has been chosen, the illustration is created using basic drawing skills, often adding fun details with card stock or paste paper cutouts. The book Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds is the star of this…
Students who have been learning about different fairy tales had a chance to create their own paper puppet character based on one of their favorite tales. Students draw, paint, and cut before finishing them off with a wooden handle to tell the story in their own way.
Students use paste paper and paint to create a classroom mural of what is happening over and under the earth.
First Graders learning about Animal Adaptation worked in small groups to create environments and the animals who live there, giving their creatures special features such as claws, fur, or scales that may help them with the surroundings they live in. This project was crafted after reading the book, Where The Wild Things Are by Eric Carl.
Have you ever thought about a magical land or fantasized about a country all your own? Now students can do just that. They begin by creating their countries shape and filling it in with special places. Will they include a wild animal zoo or a fairy castle? After their country is complete they add a…
LEARNING TO TELL TIME. Students create a book filled with pages of their personal days’ schedule. They “set the clock” to the time they wake up, have lunch or maybe head to day care. After filling in their activities, student draw pictures to go along with their hours of choice. They design a clock front…
So much fun to play with!
In this particular puppet creation students had been reading different gingerbread man stories and got to work adding buttons, ric-rac, pom-poms, etc. to their pre-sewn hand puppets to design their own gingerbread man to… run, run, as fast as they can!
*Puppets come to class all sewn and ready for the students to add to them for their special play pal to re-enact the story themselves.
A Map Of My Face!
Kindergarteners draw and then paint a self portrait adding labels to their masterpiece such as: eyes, nose, mouth, that teaches an early lesson in map making.
If I Were To Become President…
Students used construction paper to create the American flag and themselves in a fun campaign ad and stated what they would do if they were to become president. What a great way to get students excited about ANY election! This is a creative writing lesson, too!
What a great way to start the school year!! Each student and staff member created their own personal “peep” (clothes pin person). They chose fabric pieces and small objects to glue to a clothes pin that reflected themselves and attached a banner that stated what they cared most about during their school year. A fun project for everyone involved!