Forgot to post these gingerbread houses before the holidays... oops. Oh well, you get it, December is crazy. Anyway we did something similar last year. Kindergarteners did a gingerbread musical this year so it was great to connect my lesson to what they were already learning about. Here they are!
First grade finally finished these Mixed Media Desserts and they look delicious. These were quite a labor of love. We began by learning about artist Wayne Theibaud and noticed the sweet theme in many of his paintings. We covered form and value in this lesson and ended up taking about 4 classes from start to finish. I'm so happy with how they turned out!
Pete the Cat loves Primary Colors! And so does Piet Mondrian.
Kindergarteners love Pete the Cat, and so do teachers. I have gotten many compliments on these from teachers and administrators walking by :)
We connected Pete the Cat to Piet Mondrian by looking at primary colors which are found in each. I also introduced portraiture in this lesson by having Pete serve as our subject. This was a guided drawing, and we looked at the illustrations in the book to match his features. Once Pete was finished we looked at Piet Mondrian's paintings again for inspiration to fill in our background with a line or shape pattern. This part they created on their own with little guidance. I just love them!