This project is the cutest ever! Kindergartners did a great job learning about texture and symmetry with these sweet collages.
On the first week, we talked all about texture. I gave kinders texture challenges and they got to explore the textures of the art room. I would tell them “go find a texture that is smooth” and they scurried around the room to find a smooth surface. The best one was “find a texture that is hairy.” They all looked around bewildered until inevitably one kid would touch the top of their head and shout “I’m hairy!!” The kiddos used texture rubbing mats and watercolor paints to create a background.
The next time we met, we talked about stamping. I set up centers on the tables and stood at a table in the middle for the hand-print center.
I had a table for blocks, a table for fake clay, a table for magnifying glass, Legos, and books. The kids rotated around the room and got to enjoy each center.
At the hand print center, kids wrote their name on the back of a paper and got to choose a color from the tempera cakes for me to paint on their hands. Then they went SPLAT onto the paper to create hand prints!
They wiped their hands off and put their prints onto the drying rack.
The third week, we put it all together. I showed kinders how to draw a “bubble” around their prints to make it easier to cut.
We talked about symmetry and named different shapes and animals that are symmetrical. Each student chose a colorful square paper that they folded in half and drew a curved line on. When they cut it out they were amazed to see a symmetrical heart! The last step was to glue the hands and hearts to the texture background.
How sweet are these?! They are going to be perfect for the art show❤