1st Grade- Meadow Animal Footprint Prints

Each fall the 1st grade classes study the meadow next to our school.  They discuss at length the insects that live in the meadow, and also learn about all of the animals that live in and visit the meadow.  I gave each student a footprint of a meadow visitor and had them create a stamp that looked like the footprint of their animal.  They used foam sheets, old building blocks and mat board to create their stamps.  Then each child went around the room and added their stamp to each of their classmates pieces of paper. I love the results.  It looks like we have picked up an artistic piece of the meadow floor, or as I explained it to the kids, like the meadow visitors snuck in the art room and danced around in the paint!

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2 comments on “1st Grade- Meadow Animal Footprint Prints
  1. I really appreciate these posts, and getting the background story on the art that comes home. Keep the posts coming! (especially the 1st grade) :-)

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