For this project, the students used pipe cleaners and beads to create people in some kind of movement.
I find it challenging to teach kindergarten students how to represent the human body in motion.
We looked at a variety of pictures showing people walking, jumping, and dancing. We discussed how these pictures depicted the expression of the human body. I showed the students how they can create the movement of the body by using pipe cleaners and beads. The students were amazed on how they were able to twist and bend the pipe cleaners to create a real person in some kind of a moving pose.
Student comment: " My girl is running."
Using glue sticks to attach the yarn around the face.
Using beads and pipe cleaners to create the arms and the legs.
Student comment: " I am jumping high, and this is why my hair is crazy."
Student comment: "I am walking home fast because it is dark outside."
Choosing two colors to create a pattern..
Student comment: " I am dancing in the forest."
Student comment: " I am walking to my friend's house."
It was challenging to cut the fabric.
Student comment: "The lines around me are moving too."
Using a variety of colors to complete our artwork.
Student comment: "Look how high I can jump."
Student comment: "I am going to my friend's house to play."
Student comment: "I just wanted to put my arms on my waist."
Student comment: "This is how ballerinas dance."