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What do you see at the zoo?
Organize a class trip to a local zoo or animal preserve. While visiting, ask student to note animal body parts, shapes that they recognize, and coloration of animals.
Upon returning to the classroom, provide pretend play props, fine art sculptures, and puppets for children to share, discuss, and use as motivating ideas for their artwork.
Have students each select one animal that they find appealing, consider its actual size, shape, and body parts. Students can discuss these aspects of their choices in small groups with peers.
Ask students to put on their Crayola® Art Smocks. Provide each student with Crayola Model Magic® and a sheet of construction paper to use when sculpting their animals. Provide time for students to experiment with the product, trying different ways to model, including rolling, pounding, adding more product, pulling, coiling, molding, etc. Students can also use tools such as craft sticks or plastic dinnerware to add texture to their models. Allow animals to dry overnight.
Again ask students to put on their Crayola Art Smocks and cover their work area with recycled newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Paint and Brushes, students paint their animals. They may select the actual color of the animal, or a fanciful color. Paint can also be mixed to arrive at a color variation. Allow paint to dry overnight.
Provide time in the daily schedule for students to create their own Snazzy Zoo with their animal models. Ask them to recall the habitats they observed animals living in when they visited the zoo or animal preserve. What materials do they have in class that can assist with creating these habitats? How will they organize their animals?
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