I must admit that I got this idea from one of Debbie Clements posts and just added more to it. It was in one of her posts that I saw that she gave the children a few black circles and had them finish the pictures with crayons or markers.
I thought this was brilliant and I started a project with our kids in summer camp. I have been giving them various items to start off with. Each item has to be pasted onto their paper. Then they need to use crayons to finish the picture.
If they would rather wait and paste the item at the end, that is also OK.
Each time I give them something to start off the picture we talk about what things are that shape.
I would say “what is a circle?” and they would tell me all the things they knew of to be circles. This way it gets theier minds thinking and there are a lot of ideas thrown out there and they don’t have to all copy each other.
So far we’ve done 3 of these type of pictures and I am showing you 3 examples from each activity.
The first was 10 black circles. (first picture included in this set)
The second was an orange triangle.
The third were two rectangular strips of construction paper.
I’m hoping to continue this…I could use some more ideas…Anyone have any ideas how to continue this?
I didn’t want to only use geometric shapes.