Have you seen Debbie Ohi's "Found Object Art" and "Broken Crayons" creations? They are phenomenal and when I heard about her Annual Look Again Summer Challenge I knew that this would be a super fun activity for the First Grade Experience class. The kids loved watching the video of Debbie drawing with broccoli and the video she put together for her "Look Again Challenge." As we were watching them I heard the kids repeatedly saying, "She's so creative" and there was a lot of laughter and "ooh's" and "ahh's." We then headed outside to look for objects to create with.
I did limit them to 4 objects because I was worried some would go bonkers and bring in the whole playground.
They found leaves of all sizes, flowers, branches, kukui nuts, picked grass and so much more. Some asked if they could bring in live insects. When I told them that I was worried they'd crawl off the page before they could finish their art they decided not to bring them in.
Once we got inside the creating began.
Some chose to work on their own and others clumped together.
They were thrilled with their finished products. Want to see what we made?