February 22, 2012

Finger Paint Turtles

I always tense a little when I think of little hands doing finger paints.
But if you plan well, you can avoid big issues.
On day 1 each student received a pie chart on white card stock.
I have 6 tables, so students moved from one table to the next for each color.
Three tables were the primaries. The other three contained 2 primaries for mixing.
Each table also had a wet rag for hands to get clean.
This was an example I did on day 2 showing how to attach the different turtle parts, but it also shows what the pie chart looked like originally (minus the gross line from the copier).
On day 2 the Kindergartners cut out their pie chart after outlining it with sharpie.
I drew out the turtle shapes and printed them on green card stock. The students practiced cutting skills.
We glued.
Used a felt tip pen to add eyes and nose.
Finally we used green colored pencils to add patterns to turtle appendages.