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Textured Rudolph Collage

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First graders worked with texture and shape to create these adorable Rudolphs.  They used large brushes to swirl glitter paint for the sky.  Corrugated paper, fluffy cotton, fuzzy poms and shiny wiggle eyes were used for the reindeer.  Students had fun posing the head and legs to show movement.

First Grade Christmas Trees

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These whimsical trees were part of a lesson in color mixing.  First graders mixed yellow and turquoise blue tempera to create their favorite green.  They practiced painting smooth brush strokes as they turned recycled yarn cones into holiday trees.  Two glittery pipe cleaners became garland wound around the tree.  Jewels, sequins, glitter poms and a doily tree skirt completed the tree.

First graders can:

Identify cones.

Mix yellow and blue paint to make green.

Identify art used in celebrations.

Santa’s Closet-Kindergarten

Kinders worked with simple shapes: rectangles, triangles, squares and 1/2 circles to design Santa’s closet.  A touch of cottony fur and silver Sharpie added interest.

Beach Towels

We’re ready for summer fun!  K/1 artists used thick tempera paint to design colorful beach towels.  They used a variety of lines to create these bright designer towels.  Of course, everyone needed a  sand pail, shovel and beach ball for our day at the shore.

Primary Playgrounds

Kindergarteners and first graders had a blast designing their ideal playgrounds.  Starting with an elevated fort, they added bridges, tunnels, ladders, slides, swings, climbing walls and more.  Trays of primary colored squares, rectangles and thin strips were shared at each table.

Mallard Ducks

First graders watched Reading Rainbow’s Run Away Duck before drawing these adorable mallards in crayon.  Crayons were used to draw cattails, then a wash of blue watercolor was painted over all.  When dry, horizontal wavy lines were brushed on to suggest water.

Northern Lights

First graders painted wet on wet skies to suggest Northern Lights.  Cut paper snowbanks, buildings and trees were added, as well as a few foam snowflakes.  Snowy glitter provided the finishing touch.

I saw this lesson on numerous blogs and had to try it!