Kindergarten learned about texture while creating these beautiful, bright, and colorful cacti. I found this lesson at Jamestown Elementary who created them with her 5th graders but I thought my Kinders would really appreciate this project as well. They did a great job, really.
We started with a directed drawing of the pot and the cacti and then reviewed patterns and filled in our pots with different designs. We colored the actual cactus with regular crayons and then used payons (watercolor crayons) to color the background. The last day was spent painting over the background with water.
Check ’em out!
Here I am checking out the cactus garden room at the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC this weekend! I thought of my Kinders as soon as I saw them.
Here’s some more colorful cacti! I love them all!
Kinders and first graders are both reading Rabbityness and then creating different types of art with it. (We are actually having it read to us!)
Kinders created backgrounds using markers and then dripping water on it to make it look like watercolor. Next week they will be printmaking with some linocuts I made. Fingers crossed they will enjoy it!
First graders are drawing their rabbits and coloring with construction paper crayons. These have so much personality!
Day 1 of printing… Not sure I’ll make it through the week with my sanity in tact. It would help immensely if I had my own room that all grades could use but that is not the case. But, I LOVE these prints. Love them.
Finishing the first grade rabbits this week!
Just a few pics of the NOrth Carolina projects we are working on! Love them all!
A few bulletin boards I’ve been working on…
This one still has a couple of spots waiting to be filled! 🙂
Here some more reindeer with their applications attached. Love these.
My second graders love learning about Salvador Dali and looking at pictures of him and his artwork. He’s so crazy and cooky, it’s right up their alley. We also learn about blending and intermediate colors, and analogous color schemes with this crayon resist project.
Check out some of the awesome koi fish by my fifth graders! We are looking at Asian art in all grades right now. After discussing some of the stories about koi fish and looking at lots of pictures of real and drawn koi, they started sketching their own. Next week, we will paint them with watercolor. I’m super impressed with how well they are doing so far.
I found this picture on Pinterest a couple of years ago and I pinned it with intentions of trying it with my 5th graders.
I didn’t attempt it until this year. Mrs. Crisco over at Color It Like You Mean It! also made these and they are so pretty. The kids are loving it and they are doing a fantastic job. Can’t wait to see them all displayed!