What to do when half of your class is finished with a project, and some students need a little more time to finish up? Have a little fun with some mystery drawing, of course!
Fifth graders used their sense of touch to describe and draw mystery objects hidden in paper bags. There was lots of giggling and funny faces as each student felt the item in their bag, described it to their classmates, took notes, and finally tried to draw their object without looking at it.
This exercise was a perfect way to give my students a new way to explore drawing and challenge their powers of observation – and to work as a team to create their sketches!