Going on a lion hunt in preschool

In my previous post, I shared with you how to make a lion. This post should have probably come first because we read the story “We’re Going on a Lion Hunt” by Margery Cuyler before making our lions..

This is a super fun book presented in the similar style of the old familiar chant “Going on a Bear Hunt.”

After reading the book, we went outside on our own lion hunt…

We brought the book with us so we could see if we might come across some of the same obstacles that the children in the book came across…

To add to our lion hunt adventure, we hid two little sponge lion puppets in the yard for the children to try and find…

It was quite chili outside, so after finding the lion puppets about 4 times, we headed back indoors and then we made our painted lion heads

By | January 17th, 2012|Categories: Around the Classroom, Creative Art|Tags: , , |5 Comments

We made more lions in preschool

This class has also been exploring the letter L and they made lions too! The teacher started out by showing the children how to draw a lion face…

Then the children began drawing their own lion faces on orange construction paper circles…

I am a huge advocate for modeling drawing and writing skills for children then letting them try to draw on their own. Here were a few of the lion faces they came up with…

Once the children had their lion faces completed, then they began brushing glue on their orange paper for the lion’s mane…

Then the children began gluing on paper strips – the kind you use for party bags. We are in the process of using up a lot of our extra art materials and we had a bag of this paper left over that seemed like a great material for a lion’s mane.

Some of the children chose to tear the strips into smaller pieces and other children just piled their strips on the lion face in any old way:)

The lions didn’t quite turn out as expected but the children still enjoyed the process…

Even though there were plenty of other things in the classroom for the children to do – the majority of the children preferred to stand around the table and watch the action until they would get a turn. These children love to be together and work together!

By | December 23rd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , |2 Comments

L is for lion in preschool

The children are exploring the letter L this week and today, this class made lions!

The children started out with a construction paper circle then added a construction paper mouth, nose, and two googly eyeballs…

Once they had their facial features added, the children brushed the edge of the paper circle with a thick layer of glue…

Next, the children added colorful pasta to the glue to create a colorful lion’s mane:) The colorful pasta was left over from another project we had done earlier this year…

Each child chose the direction he or she wanted to glue on the pasta. The lion below is a sad lion 🙁

The children really took their time creating the lions and did a terrific job managing the glue. Once the lions were done, they had to be picked up carefully and placed on the rack to dry so the pasta would not fall off…

The class next door made lions too, but they took a little different approach. I will show you their lions tomorrow!

Thank you to Rhyme Time for this fun idea!

By | December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , |5 Comments