Sunday, February 22, 2009

Second grade Art Lesson "Picnic"

It has been a few days since my last blog. Suffering from migraines more often that usual lately has put me "behind" a few days. Don't get me wrong, I am fighting my migraines this year...they are NOT taking over my life. Migraine warrior princess :)

Anyways...here is a wonderful Art Lesson that I would love to share. You can use this for your kids at home or if you teach ART like me or...if you have a whole classroom of kids and need some new ideas. ENJOY!!!

This was such a fun lesson for my 2nd graders last week. The only directions I gave them where to draw the horizon line first, draw something you can eat, table and background. Is it a picnic inside or outside? The kids took it from there and the ART came out lovely.

Seems like ice cream cones are popular and I think most of all they are so much fun to draw and color. Even the youngest Kindergartner can draw a cone with ice cream :o). A bowl of mac'n'cheese of course... I told the kids the food does NOT need to be healthy since we are not really going to eat it.

Love the tall glass with whipped cream and a cherry on top!!! The checkered table cloth and the blue sky. This is an outdoor picnic for sure. We used some different media... crayons and colored pencils, large white card stock and lots of imagination. I also showed them some food pictures by Wayne Thiebaud. They just love his art (just like me :).

4 comments:

Migraine Chick said...

I totally know what you mean about being a "Migraine warrior princess." I'm trying to not let them take over my life either, but somedays, they do try to win. We will defeat them!

Jeanette said...

That is the attitude...we can be "Migraine warrior princesses" together :). Enough of this trying to control our lives. Together we are STRONG.

lisa said...

Just wanted to say I love your art-saw your pics on flickr today. Would love to hear about art ideas to do with my kids.

Jeanette said...

Thank you Lisa!!! I post blogs all the time with art lessons for kids (I teach art K-5th grade). You might want to add yourself as a follower to my blog so you can see when I post something you are interested in. Again thanks for visiting my blog and my flickr. I can't wait to visit YOUR blog.