Showing posts with label Tracing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tracing. Show all posts

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kindergarten Fall Leaves and Apples

Kindergarten experimented with color mixing with shaving cream and food coloring. We added fall colored food coloring to shaving cream and stirred it in a swirling pattern. The students took turns adding their white construction paper on top of the shaving cream, transferring the color to paper, and then wiped away the shaving cream with paper towel. This left a marbling effect on the paper. The students then practiced tracing and cutting skills by tracing leaves on the paper and cutting them out. In another lesson, they practiced using watercolors and paintbrushes appropriately by painting apples. Their leaves and apples were added to the Kinder bulletin board in a fall display.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

First Grade is Full of Characters!

Using various templates, the students traced cartoon heads, faces, bodies, and accessories to create their own cartoon characters.  This was just a fun mini lesson to let them draw and work on their fine motor tracing skills when they had completed other work early.

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