Oh, this is a FUN and fabulous little stress-free drawing project! I did these pandas in my art classroom, but this is fun and appropriate for any classroom! All you need is paper, pencils, black markers (we use Sharpies) and either crayons or color pencils. **NEW: in this lesson I am also including a link to my unlisted Youtube VIDEO with step-by-step instructions (in addition to step-by-step written instructions and pics included in lesson plan)... you can even just play/pause the video in class and let your kiddos follow along! Easy peasy! I am not a big proponent of too much ‘draw what I draw’ art, but I recognize that there is a valuable place for it, especially with younger artists. I put this little drawing lesson together for the first day/rotation with my Kindergarten artists and they loved it! Through this lesson, I got a feel for where the little artists stood as far as shape knowledge and recognition, ability to follow instructions, drawing/coloring capacity and focusing abilities. The best part of this lesson is how vastly different all of the pandas turned out! Although I already have my hallway display all finished for the beginning of the year, I know that the Kindergarten teachers are itching to get their hands on these for some adorable displays! The first graders and even second graders were quite jealous when they saw these pandas; I would imagine that those grades would benefit from this fun little lesson, too! From the art classroom of Claire Dunaway Cyr.
Included in this lesson:
-Material List (written above)
-Simple Assessment Rubric with Essential Questions
-Sample Standards for Kindergarten and 1st Grades
-Written Step-by-Step Instructions
-Step-by-Step Drawing Photos
-Link to Unlisted YouTube Video with Step-by-Step Instructions