Now that the kinders have a good handle on painting, it was time to do some more cutting and gluing. This lesson is from Deep Space Sparkle. First, we read the book Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli.
Drawing the monsters
After reading the story, we quickly reviewed how many fruits and vegetables we should eat daily in order to be healthy (5 a day!) and got started drawing our own monsters. Kinders drew their monster on a piece of 12 x 18 colored construction paper using a black oil pastel. They started with the body and added arms and legs.
Next, we stamped some texture. They dipped a toilet paper roll into paint and tapped it onto their paper. Once this step was complete the monster went to the drying rack for a little nap.
Making the monster's habitat
The next day, we looked back at a few pages in the book to see what kind of habitat we should make for our monster. The monsters lived in the city! We used oil pastels and a piece of 12 x 18 white sulphite paper. Kinders drew big rectangles for the buildings and added windows, doors, antennae, and pattern. We painted the cities with liquid oil pastels.
Putting it all together
After the habitat was dry, students cut out their monster and glued him/her onto the city. I demonstrated using a lid to draw a circle and cut it out to make eyes. They also made a mouth and also added details such as crowns, bows, glasses, hair, and clothes.
Cutting and gluing projects always get messy but the kinders are great at cleaning up. This little artist was such an awesome helper with the rag today!