Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert Craft Activity
Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert is a delightful counting book with colorful pictures. Using that as inspiration, we designed our own fish eyes craft.
7 Winter Art Lessons To Try | Deep Space Sparkle
Here are some of my favorite 7 winter art lessons and coordinating picture books that I have done throughout the years that always bring a smile to my
Rainbow Fish Lesson and Tricking Kids into Sharing!
Yesterday I read The Rainbow Fish to kindergarten and made these collage fish. Students used templates and cut them out. We drew the lines of the face and scales together with black crayons and markers. Then I gave them crayons and oil pastels to color and decorate. Then I passed out two tiny peices of sparkly paper and told them to share. The book is about how the fish is the most beautiful but doesn't want to give his scales away and loses his friends. He finds it is better to share and…
How to Draw a Scarecrow Tutorial - Paperblog
Just follow the steps below to make your own scarecrow painting. I recommend pressing really hard with the crayons so that they show up well.
First Grade Fish Collage
I'm pretty sure I could be happy doing "fish" art projects as a total unit for a whole year!! There are just so many options for kids!! The fact that I had A TON of painted papers and yarn on hand was the deciding factor for making these fish:)) Oops -- I forgot to rotate this!! I first saw this cool art at the Lone Tree Community Schools site on Artsonia and knew we had to give it a try. (See their artwork here.) Our first graders began by viewing Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert and discussing…
where OUR wild things are!
This post is looooooong overdue, as my third graders made these super-cute (ferocious?!) Wild Things based off the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. They first began creating their wild thing using crayon and watercolor...this took an entire day to complete. On day 2 they created these LARGE backgrounds using fluorescent temperas on 18x24 sheets of paper. We wanted our wild things to look like they were dancing, recreating the "wild rumpus" that takes place in the book. I…
Giant List of Story Art Projects - Walking by the Way
I scoured and searched and typed and linked and now I give. I give you the list–the GIANT lis–of 103 art projects connecting picture books and other children’s literature to art projects. Read. Create. Repeat. Read Apple and create an Apple Collage Read Are You Blue Dog’s Friend? and paint a Blue Dog Read Arlo Needs Glasses make Oil …
Train Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial - Hodgepodge
This Train Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial is a MUCH-requested one from one of my youngest students. He is a real fan of The Little Engine that Could.
Harold and the Purple Crayon Chalk Art - Hodgepodge
Harold and the Purple Crayon Chalk Art with the inspiration from this favorite book! We have loved Harold and all his adventures since our Five in a Row days.