Really fun watercolor dogs by some very imaginative 1st graders!
Watercolor Paper (12×18, cut in half because I was running out!)
Oval noses pre-cut from an adhesive foam sheet
Bone template (Google search), printed on cardstock
Black Sharpie markers
Brushes, tubs of water, paper towels
I asked that they make at least one dog in the middle of their strip. The rest was up to them. We walked about how the nose and mouth could also be a bunny or a mouse, depending on the ear shape. Long whiskers would make it cat-like.
The room grew loud quickly because all 25 kids were so excited about which dogs they’d draw and what they would name them!
I really just printed these to give the kids who finished early something to do (cut them out). But by suggesting they use them for a title, or to write their dogs’ names – well, creativity unleashed!
The impetus for this project, by the way, was the kids’ song, “Chihuahua.” I’m a Zumbatomic® instructor, and when I asked my son if he had an idea for this lesson, he said, “Make a chihuahua and do the dance.” Well, of course!