We watched two short elementary appropriate videos on Miro & his work. We talked about abstracting animals and looking for the shapes that make up the animals. We also reviewed the symbols Miro used in his work and discussed other symbols that might like to add. After coloring the animals and symbols with crayons, students went back to a painting station to put a watercolor wash over their picture (watered down liquid water color).
Here is the video the kids liked the best! I kind of was worried they would think it was too weird, but the LOVED IT!!! ha ha I'm glad my humor and 5 year olds are on the same level!