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Faith Ringgold Narrative Story Quilts

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Second Graders built upon their knowledge of self portraits to create a narrative story quilt. This project was based on the book Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. Students loved this imaginative fictional story and it inspired them to ponder the question: if you could fly, where would you go?

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We began by creating a boarder of ‘quilt squares’ just like in the book. The kids really enjoyed finding colorful patterns and designs in old wallpaper scraps.

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Some created a random design and some focused on a pattern. There was a lot of teamwork involved here because students had to share and could even swap with their classmates.

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Next, students drew pictures of themselves flying to a special place. Outer space destinations were quite popular. . .

Flying in outer space:

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Flying to New York City:

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Flying into the sunset:

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Flying to Six Flags (literally):

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Flying to the sun:

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Flying to school:

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Flying to Mexico:

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Flying to the skate park:

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Flying to the White House:

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Flying to Mars:

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Flying to Saturn:

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Flying to Hawaii:

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Flying to a city:

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Flying to Earth:

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Flying to McDonalds:

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Flying to the water park:

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Flying to the water park:

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Flying to New York:

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Flying to Las Vegas:

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Flying to God (in outer space):

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Flying to the mall:

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Flying to the end of the ocean:

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This was a great project to end the year with, it was filled with imagination and creativity 🙂

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

5 thoughts on “Faith Ringgold Narrative Story Quilts

  1. Ha ha – I want to fly to McDonald’s and the water park too!

    These look like a lot of fun. It’s always great to tie in art with literature.

  2. Flying to “six flags” literally, I love it! They’re so cute!

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