The children discussed their favourite animals. They discussed their different features...what sets them apart from other animals. For example a tiger has orange, black and white markings, compared to a zebra who has black and white markings. The children drew their animal. I tried to encourage them to get their animal to leap etc. It worked for some.
They coloured with wax crayon and cut them out. They traced and cut out the same shape in black.
The background is a grid of white crayon with a different pattern in each square, then dyed with yellow.
There was discussion about how the shadow would be if the sun was on the left or right etc. They glued their animal and shadow in place.