Chinese Zodiac Animals Tape Chart

Yesterday, our first grade art class made an impromptu activity. With just a few minutes before students were coming into class, I quickly devised this plan to entertain our group for an hour. I had a lot of colored masking tape that was easy enough for them to rip on their own. I encouraged them to “tape paint” the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Cute and success!

Materials used: paper, pencil, colored tape!

Chinese Zodiac Animals Tape Chart

Week 12: Piggy Banks

Our twelve weeks finally come to a close as we reached the last animal of our Chinese zodiac–the pig! I put their handwritten work from each week into a folder, and they were so excited to discover they had “art folders.”

After our handwritten practice, we had two projects lined up for the rest of the class. The first was to decorate our small piggy banks. I encouraged then to first use the permanent markers and then paint. One our artists insisted however that if they painted, there wouldn’t be enough time for the second project. I was thoroughly impressed with his time management skill at his young age. The rest of the artists seem to concur and continued to happily detail their small empty pigs.

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Week 12: Piggy Banks