We have a loooong winter where I live, so I tend to do quite a few winter-themed lessons. I sure love how they look but do not enjoy the cold at all! This is a snowmen lesson where I wanted to show my Grade 3's how they can give the illusion of distance or space in their work by using two different sizes of snowmen. I had them draw them in profile just to mix it up a bit.
They started off by drawing their snowmen in pencil on 12" x 12"
light blue construction paper.
For colouring them, I gave students the choice between chalk pastels (great for blending but soooo messy) or construction paper crayons (not so great for blending but soooo clean!)
Once everything was coloured, students outlined their pictures with a black coloured pencil.
Some Grade 3 results: