Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spring Birds

For this lesson, kindergartners focused on using the basic shapes in their drawings. I demonstrated two different bird drawings, and students had the choice of which one they wanted to follow.  This lesson also used skills from science and math!  We talked about the seasons, and students brainstormed words about spring.  Rain and flowers were a common topic! We also talked about shapes and how we could use them to draw our illustrations. How many shapes can you find in their pictures?

After the drawings were complete, students traced the lines with a sharpie marker.  They used crayons to add color to the flowers, birds, branches and umbrellas.  The last step was a watercolor wash!

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