A recent art experiment turned into an opportunity for the Friendly Dragons to create their first class book of the year. We are always looking for ways to make connections between the many things we discover at school. The children began experimenting with an art technique called paint pouring, to see if we could create dragon scales for our dragon investigation. Although some of the results did resemble scales, many of them did not, and the children discovered they could actually see different things in their works of art. Inspired by the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, we then set about creating our own book based on our ideas about our art.
As you can see in the videos below, the children had fun exploring with their art materials, observing and discovering what they had created, and using their imagination and verbal creativity to express their ideas. Best of all, when we were finished, we got to share it with our families!