This elementary arts integrated lesson helps students learn and understand about the jungle and the creatures which live there. Vocabulary terms, tips for success and step by step pictures with easy to follow instructions guide classroom teachers through a journey of collage to help students enhance dexterity and fine motor skills. This lesson includes New Generation Science Standards and National Visual Arts Standards for grades 2-4 but may easily be adapted through middle school grades. Students are introduced to the famous artist, Henri Rousseau, best known for his jungle paintings. Students may work on this project individually or as a group project over several class periods or an extended work session of a few hours. Foreground, middle ground and background concepts are mastered with this expressive collage lesson.