The arts are a great place to incorporate math and literacy. In continuing with our Fairy Tale Unit over at Painted Paper we read the poem “The Queen of Hearts” and created our own Heart Tarts!
We discussed symmetry, “the same on both sides”, and painted fun designs on the background.
Week one: Read the Poem “Queen of Hearts”
The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts all on a summer’s day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and chased the Knave full score
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and vowed he'd steal no more.
1. Students fold a 6" x 6" paper in half then draw half a heart. Some students had a hard time with the shape so I performed open heart surgery on them! :)
2. Students then glued down the heart in the center of a 12" x 12" construction paper and started painting with tempera paint using simple designs on top and around the heart.
How fun are stripes and polka dots! Imagine any type of pattern.
Just make sure they paint on both sides of their paper.
Let projects dry.
Students used oil pastels and drew more designs around the heart. The sensory experience of using oil pastels and feeling the pastel glide across the paper is something a student never forgets!
Put your hearts together and show some L O V E !!!!!