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Ms. McDonough's UA Class: Week of 4/19 - 4/23

K - 2 Activities

For this project we are going to create a monster by first creating a grid guide.

You will need a plain sheet of paper and a pencil or other drawing tool. 

  1. With your eyes closed, place about 20 dots onto your paper randomly. 
  2. Brainstorm ideas of physical characteristics of monsters (big eyes, furry eyebrows, funny nose, sharp teeth, wings, horns, spikes, scales, tail, sharp claws, warts, a funny hat and hair). Write your answers on the back of your paper, on a piece of scratch paper, or on a white board.
  3. Using a pencil, connect the dots with straight lines to make one complete shape. It may be helpful to start around the outside of the dots to make a perimeter. (Try not to cross over lines)
  4. Spin the paper around and use your imagination until you “see” a monster appear.
  5. Add details and color to the monster in pencil to help others “see” the monster!


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3 - 5 Activities

For this project you will first need to go on a hunt around your house looking for some interesting objects that you will incorporate into your drawings. This could be toys, like race cars or figurines, household items like clothespin or salt shaker or even a pencil. These items should be small, so they can fit on your paper.  Along with a few items you will also need plain paper and something to draw with. 


 Place your random object somewhere on your paper. Use it as a starting point and create a drawing that incorporates the object. Your drawing can be abstract or representational. Use the drawings below as inspiration!