You've most likely seen these "Where's Waldo" type photos all over Facebook and other social media links over the past year. They are created by the Hungarian Artist Gergerly Dudas. You can find more of his work on his Facebook page, here. With just two more days with many of my classes, I was stuck for an idea to carry my third grades classes through the end of the year but also be something they could reasonably finish. It occured to me that I could incorporate the work of Dudas and empasize repetition and the concept of Space for an end of the year review. I started by searching and printing out several of the images. I projected them using my document camera as I introduced the artist with a little background information about his work. I couldn't find much because he is a current artist and I only found a twitter account and a facebook account for him. The kids were so excited to search for the hidden items in each picture.
Spot the Panda
Here are a few of the images that I used. I told the students we would be creating our own "Spot the Panda" project. They were so enthusiastic and creative in their thoughts. I will share some of their work next week once they have completed them. Today they drew the images, next week they add color. Just a few simple instructions...use overlap, keep your image simple and easy to repeat and hide something.