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Draw Big or Go Home

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The first graders did such a great job on their snow day self portraits, I decided to do this lesson I saw on Art Projects for Kids. It can difficult to get children to draw big sometimes, so really forcing the issue and giving them specific measurements and requirements helped. We followed APFK’s directions for the most part but I gave them options for a couple of variations as well.
In the first class, we discussed Chuck Close and his amazing paintings. Next we drew our pictures with pencil and then traced with Sharpies. That pretty much took up the whole class so next week we will paint them. I’ve already had kids asking if they have to paint their real skin color or if they could paint crazy colors. I really don’t care either way. Just looking at the drawings, I know they will be super cute and filled with personality!

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Foxy Fables

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First grade is starting their fairy tales unit and we’ve already made some castles so I thought I would introduce a fairy tale/fable character and everyone loves a talking fox! We read The Fox and the Crow and then drew a cute little fox with the help of Kathy’s step by step instructions at Art Projects for Kids. We also added the crow in the tree to go along with our fable.

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