After reading Penguins by Liz Pichon, Kindergarten artists created their own penguins with crayons and watercolor. In the story the penguins in the zoo find a camera and use it to take pictures of themselves. The camera gets returned to the owner and has many pictures of penguins on it. The students created pictures of their penguins in different poses. These projects can also be found on Artsonia here.
Kindergarten artists are finishing up some cute little penguins this week. We’ve been learning about texture, so we created a background by rubbing texture plates with white crayons, then painted over the texture rubbing with blue watercolor to really make the texture pop.
During our next class, I read Florence Minor’s “If You Were A Penguin” .
We figured out how to cut an oval from a 9×12 piece of construction paper (cut the corners off!) and learned how to fold an orange square in half to make a beak and to cut feet. The eyes – so easy – round stickers with a hole punched in the center. We finished up with details in oil pastel. Cute!