I wanted to introduce texture in art to Kinders this week. We first attempted to define what texture actually was. This is a new concept for them so it takes awhile to make that connection. After a knowledge of texture was established, I took out some plastic texture sheets and demonstrated how to use a crayon sideways to color with the plate and pick up the texture on the paper. Students were given a brown crayon and a large texture sheet to color the bodies of their turkeys. Upon completion, those were collected and a variety of texture sheets were place on each table along with a mixture of colors so students could complete the color/texture process in other areas of their turkeys.
A review of cutting on the dotted or broken line of the turkey shape came next as scissors were passed out and the cutting began. This was not an easy cutting project as there were angles and curves to manipulate around. Happily, only a few turkeys lost their heads and were easily taped back together. It looks like those cutting skills are developing well!!