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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Elf Drawings


This was a fun *almost* one day lesson that's perfect for the last week before school breaks for the Xmas holidays. I'm tired, the kids are buzzed and I need a simple but fun lesson that keeps them focused the entire period- this one fits the bill!  It's a guided drawing lesson from a great website called Artforkidshub and I found the lesson HERE. I supplied the kids with regular white drawing paper, plugged in my laptop to my big screen TV and hit play! The guided drawing part takes about 10 minutes with the rest of my class (ours are 40 minutes long) devoted to coloring.


After it's drawn in pencil, the kids outline their drawing in Sharpie. I told them they could colour their elf with any media they wanted but the majority chose oil pastels like the artists in the video did.
I also told them to colour them however they wanted but again, the majority colored it like the artists in the video- go figure!



Here are some Grade 3 results- about half the class finished in a 40 minute period.







OK- this one below is from one of the funny kids in my class. He said "I decided to make mine into a scary clown-elf. I'm going to hang it in my bedroom to give me nightmares!" 



My Grade 4's also tried these:








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