Kindergarten

For my kindergarten kiddos, I really try to have projects that will last over at least two class periods.
This way the children can take their time and not feel rushed into completing a project.
They also learn patience through this method and truly seem to appreciate the end result a lot more!

This year we really tried to follow many of the themes that were discussed in the regular classroom.
It has turned out to be a great experience!

Some of the themes we've explored and created from are:

Fire
Turkeys

Gingerbread
Winter
Dentistry / Teeth Health

Eric Carle

Of course, we still did some "art themes" as well, such as exploring texture, working with primary colors, discovering shapes and increasing our imaginations through technology.

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We studied fire and turkeys in November. So we combined the two units and created turkeys (using pine cones and clothespins.) Then we created the feathers using warm colors to create "Fire Feathers".

Here are the end results...

 

We explored Primary Colors as well...

Here we sectioned out parts of our paper and designated each area for one primary color:

We also explored primary colors with a glue dot design.
Once the design was created, we chose either red, yellow or blue to finish the project.

 

We also created some "marbleized" prints. It was a process which used shaving cream and liquid water color to create the prints. It was a really cool project and the students did GREAT with it!

Here's how it is done:

 

The BEAUTIFUL end results!

 

We then studied healthy teeth and how to keep them healthy.
Then we created self portraits showing our teeth in our smiles.
Finally we added sparkly glitter to show how glamorous our smiles are!

 

 

 

We also explored earth clay:

 

Then we created snowflakes out of "Model Magic" and added glue and snowflake glitter!

We also created "sea creatures" in the half day program.

 

 

When we were hoping for spring to come, we did "sidewalk chalk" at our tables (used pastels instead)

 

We also learned about Eric Carle and his collage style of illustration...so we gave it a shot!

Finally! Spring was here...so naturally, we did some "rain" paintings. The process involves dusting your paper with powdered tempera paint. Then, using a dropper, drip water droplets onto your paper one "drip" at a time.

The results ...

 

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