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Capture animals in abstract drawings, finding the geometric shapes that make up animal faces and bodies.
Share a variety of photographs of animals with students. Ask children to identify any geometric shapes that can be seen in the images, such as circles, triangles, etc. If small white boards are available, ask students to use Crayola Dry Erase Markers to draw and name the shape(s) they are seeing. Discuss the attributes of each shape, such as a triangle has three sides and three points.
Challenge students to compare and contrast the animal forms photographed Which have triangles? Which have circular shapes? Provide tracing paper for students to place over a large, side view of an animal. Students trace all shapes found.
Using Crayola Fine-Line Markers on construction paper, students combine geometric shapes to create an animal they are familiar with such as a puppy, cat, or elephant. Encourage children to use a variety of shapes they are familiar with.
Once geometric animal sketches are complete, students may use Crayola Colored Drawing Chalk to color their animals. They may also choose to tear the edges of their construction paper so it looks like a deckle edge.
Encourage students to use simple geometric shapes to create a background habitat for their animals. Students should work at authenticity. For example, elephants should be in jungle habitats.
Display student work. Provide class time for students to talk about the various animals pictured by classmates.
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