Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Day and Night pattern art

One of my favourite (complicated!) art projects!

The directions:

I prepare for this art activity by sectioning off two 11X17 sheets into strips. I label the bottom of one sheet with even numbers and other other with odd numbers. Have students paint a "day" picture on the even numbers and a "night" picture on the odd numbers. Allow to dry overnight. Have students cut strip labelled "1" and glue to two 11x17 sheets glued together to form a long narrow sheet. Then students will cut the strip labelled "2"and glue it beside the first strip about half a cm from the previous strip. Continue cutting and then gluing each strip in numerical order until all are used. Fold long finished pattern like a fan. When you stand it up, or staple to a bulletin board the "day" picture can be seen from one angle and the "night" picture from the other. I use this lesson to connect to our math unit on patterns, to reinforce number patterns in even and odd numbers, and number order. We have a chance to practice our painting skills, our listening and following directions skills, and our fine motor skills with the cutting practice. It also fits with our Christian Ed curriculum when we learn about creation of day and night Genesis 1:1, 3-5

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day."

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