8 year olds
We began the day making observational drawings. I offered the children a choice of feathers, shells, keys or leaves to focus on their details. I think little plastic animals would have worked well here as they could focus the children earlier, in the subject matter. Also we could have talked about the shapes in depth as they were drawing.
The Musicians of Bremen
We had a discussion about the value of friends. Why friends are important. What constitutes a friend. They were well versed in the subject. They quickly saw the connection between our discussion and the story.
Our background is musical instruments drawn with wax crayon and covered in black dye.
We chose the time when the animals worked together to look in the window, to be the focus of our art.
The children sectioned off their page, from large to small, according to the size needed for each animal. The drew their animals with marker and coloured with coloured pencils.
I love the enthusiasm the children had for drawing the animals (which aren't easy to draw)
They cut them out and put them on the music background.