Lima Bean Monsters: Animated GIFs Literacy & Art Lesson for iPads

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K - 6th
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Create digital animations with your young students using the Do Ink Animation and Drawing app on the iPads inspired by the story, The Lima Bean Monster. Then turn the animations into an animated GIF that plays on your website to showcase your students' work. This lesson comes with finished examples, a step-by-step guide, handouts to help your students with their monster drawings, a link to view the Lima Bean Monster story online, a link to a low-tech version of this lesson, and a high tech lesson extension.

I have two more Veggie Monster lessons available for you:

How to create a Veggie Monster (free pdf)

How to create a Veggie Monster Digital Collage

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.


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