Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Space..the final frontier

This lesson was found at this great site- http://deepspacesparkle.blogspot.com/2009/02/rocket-and-space-art-collage-for-kids.html

The first grade artists had fun learning about the planets. They learned the order of the planets by remembering this simple phrase: My very excellent mother just served us noodles.
First they made the planets and colored them in with oil pastels, then they painted the back ground (space) black, then came GLITTER!!! After that the students created their own space ship.
The students made rockets, UFOs and spaceships.

Art Toys

As the days near vacation I often get out all of my art toys and let the kids go at it. This class is always a big hit with the students. Here are some of the student's favorites. These toys just might make great holiday presents. Spiro-graph (now that is old school)

Legos, of course, the greatest toy ever!!!

Bobile, the balance toy

Dado cubes

Eames house of cards.
These toys can be found at these sites: