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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Red, White and Blue



 My  kindergarteners have a unit called "Red, White and Blue".  They've been learning about patriotism and the American flag.  I wanted to tie into what the students were learning in their classroom without literally recreating a flag.  I decided it would be fun to use the colors, lines and shapes found in the flag to make a paper collage.


After talking about the symbolism and art elements found in the flag the students painted "flag" paper to use to create a collage the following week.  In the next class the kids cut up the papers and then pasted them to a piece of black paper.  They were also given stars that could be used as accents.  The finished art work evoked the flag without being a literal representation. 



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