This art journal went with our Sh sound unit
I recently found out about art journals and thought it would be a wonderful experience with the kids for preschool. There are so many possibilities with art journals and it is a nice way to express yourself with another person through art. This activity can look many different ways for many different people. Art is open, as is journaling.
It came about when I was looking at what makes a shark a shark.
I knew this is information I wanted Little Dragon to learn and this art journal was the perfect way of teaching it.
First we made the body
All sharks, except the hammerhead, have a triangular body instead of an oval body. Meaning they come to a point at the front and widen as the body continues toward the back.
I was surprised at how little dragon knew exactly what he wanted from the start of this activity. He didn't even need to look at pictures for ideas. He knew what he wanted and created until he achieved the look he was going for.
Then the under fins
Lastly the side fins
We added teeth and eyes to our sharks and they were complete!
Next we made a background for our sharks. Again little dragon knew exactly what he was going to do.
I helped little dragon a tad by drawing him some fish but otherwise he did everything on his own
He was super proud of his project and has taken out his art journal to look at it a few times
And here is mine...
I will call this activity a win!
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