Yeah we totally broke with tradition and created non-orange pumpkins. Because it wouldn’t make sense to make an orange pumpkin seeing as how orange doesn’t start with Pp. And we are studying the letter Pp this week! Our pumpkins are technically jack-o-lanterns I suppose……but jack-o-lanterns start with Jj so obviously we couldn’t say we made those.
They did not use templates or get any help from me whatsoever. They did however quickly figure out that it was easier to draw shapes on their paper and then cut them out…..rather than trying to cut them out free hand. Actually it was one little trail blazer in my class who figured this out—-the rest just jumped on board after seeing him work his magic. It was so neat to see them work together and figure out a better way of doing it. All I really had to do was sit back and watch them!
I absolutely love doing art projects where there is no template for the kids to follow. I think it’s so good for them to use their imaginations, think independently, and I LOVE to see the finished results. It’s pretty neat to see what they can do when they get some construction paper and some scissors. Just take a look at some of their creations from yesterday!! (the writing underneath the pumpkins was done together as a class on the board, and then they simply tried to copy it onto their paper)