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:
Mix yellow and blue paint to make green.
Identify art used in celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
First graders used big brushes and thick white tempera to paint snowbanks and snowmen. Snowflakes were dabbed on with q tips. Markers, paper scraps, buttons and poms were used to complete the snow people.
These adorable ornaments were made by first graders. The head, ears, and tummy were formed by rolling little balls of clay, then gently flattening each piece. The arms and legs were formed by rolling short, chubby coils. Parts were blended together on the back. Before firing, I poked a hole in the head with a small straw. After being fired, pink paint was dabbed on with a q tip, then details were drawn with a Sharpie. Glitter glaze was brushed on to seal the piece. A cozy scarf was tied on last.