Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Grinch Day at the Cottage

The Christmas holiday may be behind us, but I still have a few holiday posts to add to the blog. I know that it is too late to use them now, but save the photos and ideas for next year. It will be here before we know it! 

This year was my first year celebrating all things "Grinch" with my kiddos. We read the book, wrote about random acts of kindness that we could provide for the Grinch to make him happier, drank some awesome Grinch punch, and finished out the day with my FAVORITE NEW ACTIVITY EVER! 

It is a well known fact that I can't draw. However, that hasn't stopped me from doing it all.the.time-especially now that I am in the classroom! A lot of my students love to draw as well. Their drawing is more than just "doodles". It is art, and it is beautiful. So, when I came across a post on Instagram from Rachel at The Tattooed Teacher that showed a kid's step-by-step video on how to draw the Grinch, I knew I had to check it out. 

Art for Kids Hub's website gives simple, fun, and engaging step-by-step tutorials on how to draw popular characters. I spent over an hour trying out several on my own and knew that this had to be something that I incorporated into the classroom. 

The students had so much fun following along the tutorial in the video. The steps go by pretty quick so we ended up watching the video once before we attempted any drawing. Then, I paused it after each major drawing step to give students time to work on their art. Here are some snapshots of our Grinch drawings! I am so proud! 

 Isn't that impressive? This unique Grinch Day activity was a blast, and I know that it is one that I will use in the future! We can't wait to try out some of the other video tutorials. There is one on penguins that would go perfectly with our penguin unit coming up! 

And, I am thinking that we might try water color on our next drawing. Isn't this grand?!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed GRINCH day it's my favorite!! Love the website for drawing characters--they all came out so cute!
    -Lovely Nina


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