Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Torn paper landscapes: KDG

As an introduction to landscape and space, kindergarteners learned what a horizon line is and what goes above and below it.  We collected green, yellow, and blue papers from magazines and we also made some texturized papers ourselves.  We carefully collaged the torn papers to create a sky, a sun, and a grassy field, and defined the areas with a length of thick yarn.  I was inspired to create this lesson by a similar product over at Dali's Moustache.  I am very pleased with the results, and it was successful for all students : )  Next up, Grant Wood style pumpkin farms!


  1. I love this project! At the AENJ conference a few years ago the presenter reviewed a similar project they did with older kids- except instead of landscapes, they had to create architecture to fit a very specific client (i.e.: A astronomer who lives in the desert...) and using only torn paper, they had to create a 2-d model of what the home would look like in that specific landscape.

    Awesome way to recycle materials and have unique results!

  2. I really love the way this unit is complex and simple at the same time. The results are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)


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