February 10, 2011

Flowers for Space - Kindergarten

I read to my kindergarten class Leo Lionni's book Fredrick.  If you've not seen this book...like most of Lionni's books...it is super cute and totally kindergarten appropriate. It is a story about field mice getting ready for winter, all except for Fredrick it seems.  He says he's storing up sun rays, colors, and words for the long winter days.  I thought this would be a perfect connection with our space theme.  What if you were going to outerspace and couldn't take or grow flowers?  Like a dreamy memory of flowers on a warm summer day...my students created these fun pictures.  Now they are very much like a post I saw on another blog, but I can not remember for the life of me which?!?!  Anyways.  They first drew flowers using a white crayon.  Next they painted blotches of color over the whole paper(I use the biggie cakes watercolor sets that have only 4 colors in them).  Then the following week they used Sharpie to draw over top of that.  I'm thinking of adding on more layer...but not totally sure yet.  Maybe glitter glue or some shiney paper? 


  1. These are super cute and I LOVE that you taught several techniques in one lesson! I vote for glitter, it makes everything better...at least in the art room!

  2. I'm familiar with this book. This is a perfect lesson to tie in with it! Thank you for sharing.


  3. These are gorgeous!
    Your blog is so full of inspiration!!! I've added it to my blog reader and look forward to seeing what you come up with next:)
    Lots of good wishes your way,

  4. I love these!! I think they look great as is, but I'm sure your students would love to add some glitter glue :)

  5. I LOVE this! I cant wait to do it with my kindergarteners! :)

  6. Mr. E., These paintings are great! Check out our attempt here:

    Thank you for sharing!!