January 18, 2012

Dino Paintings: 1st Grade

I was originally going to do this in tempera paint, but when we started the project...I had yet to receive my order.  There was actually a great variety of dinosaurs, but this group struggled when it came to painting.  The three here were the best in regards to painting & the warm/cool color usage.   


  1. These are great. I love the watercolor with the marker. Perhaps even better than tempera. As for the warm and cool colors, I've found that many of my younger students really struggle with the concept. Perhaps it's just the restriction of colors, but whatever the reason, not many of my 1st graders would be able to distinguish the two sets like yours did. I'll keep teaching and trying though!

  2. Hi Ted,

    What really makes these so cool is the line repetitions around the colorful dinosaurs. Another keeper!


  3. Love the colors! And, the way they the kiddos manipulated the paint. Also, these are so adorable. I just went "awwwwwwwww"

  4. These are cool. I just finished a dinosaur drawing project with my first graders similar to these but we read several of the books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague--we focused on "How do dinosaurs clean their rooms". Our dinosaurs look like yours, but we put them in a bedroom and talked very briefly about perspective. You have a great blog, I check it often. Mine is http://owholmesartgallery.blogspot.com/