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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gobble, gobble turkey with geometric feathers!

Gobble, Gobble our turkeys have geometric shape feathers!

Students painted paper prior to starting the lesson.

Week One:  Creating shapes  

We read the book in art class
 When a Line Bends... A Shape Begins. 

written by Rhonda Gowler Green

This book is so fun and gives many examples of various shapes for inspiration for students to create projects.

After the students created their shapes they traced the shape on the back side of 3 different colored strips of painted paper.

Next, students laid out the shapes and glued them onto the background paper to represent the turkey's feathers.

 Lastly, students created the body and details of the turkey- eyes, beak, claws etc.

We also read this poem about Thanksgiving

All in a word
Aileen Fisher

T-for time to be together,turkey, talk and tangy weather,
H-for harvest stored away, home and hearth and holiday
A-for autumns' frosty art and abundance in the heart
N-for Neighbors, and November nice thing new things to remember.
K-for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon
S-for sizzles, sights and sounds, and something special that abounds
  That spells Thanks -
for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving

Tempera Paint
Construction Paper

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. These are awesome! These give me some great inspiration! I am doing peacocks with my Kinders in Dec("P" is for peacock-they are studying the letter P)and we have been working on drawing with shapes. I think we will sponge paint some paper for the bodies and feather tip shapes! Thanks! :)

  2. Love this! Wish I had seen these sooner to try! I have to wait until next Thanksgiving! ;)

  3. Oooh, I love all that painted paper! I'll be sharing your turkey art on The Crafty Crow soon!