This is an art project I use with my Kindergarten students. However, it can be used for any primary grade level as well as students with special needs/Special Education. I like to read the story, Hippo-NOT-a-mus before we do this project. It teaches students about space (foreground and background), and gives them the opportunity to make their own hippopotamus. My students really love it because it requires several different media (watercolors, crayons, colored construction paper). Great to do and hang up on the bulletin board as a literacy activity. Enjoy!!