Metallic Mosaic

Metallic Mosaic lesson plan

Learn about geometric shapes and practice drawing sensational squares, terrific triangles, and other perfect polygons!

  • 1.

    Organize students at the reading rug, or some other gathering spot in the classroom. Pose questions about geometry and shapes. How many different geometric shapes can you name? How can you tell the differences between each shape? Document student responses on a white board using Crayola Dry-Erase Markers. Share several electronic photograph of well-known mosaics with students. Provide time for them to discuss what they are observing. Inform the group that they will each be making a mosaic!

  • 2.

    Return students to their work areas and provide them with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, Crayola Scissors and scraps of gift wrapping paper. Invite students to draw several small images of their favorite geometric shapes. Cut out the shapes with scissors.

  • 3.

    On construction paper, students lay their shapes in a personally pleasing mosaic pattern, leaving spaces between the pieces. Attach with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

  • 4.

    With Crayola Gel Markers, students draw lines and designs in between the geometric shapes for a quilt-like effect.

  • 5.

    Display student artwork on a classroom bulletin board.

Standards

  • LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace
  • MATH: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.5 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.

Adaptations

  • Possible classroom resources include: Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban; The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns; Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy
  • In addition to creating the mosaic box, students can cut paper shapes and post them on a bulletin board. Students provide the name of the shape and a description of the attributes that assist with identifying the shape.