Artful Friday – kaleidoscope birds

January 22, 2010 | Comment3 comments - join the party! |

I love my class of little artists. I saw this little kaleidoscope and was instantly inspired. I bought for my classes. I chose the humming bird, probably my most favorite bird. It’s fast, it’s quite, it can hover and it can fly backwards, amazing!!

For the question of the day , I asked what their favorite bird was (or color) Red Robbins were very popular, and Blue Jays.

What smarts students 4 and 5 year olds are.

Each student got to pass around the kaleidoscope and take a look, I had also purchased a set of birds we used as inspiration as well.

Birds can be a little intimating for little ones, so we talked about starting with an oval body, a circle head, and a triangle to the tail. Then we worked on the feathers and so forth.

After we chose our bird, we then recalled the kaleidoscope and added in our own shapes , and finished off with water color.

I have 15 students, usually we have no more than 11, but I can’t say no to such good artist that inspire me to no end. I have a great class.

I hope you have a great weekend.


3 comments - join the party!

Awwww, I LOVE that you had a bird lesson in your class! Humminbirds really are amazing. They are so entertaining to watch at the feeders. Also, where did you find the kaleidoscope?

by danielle and dinosaur toes on January 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm. Reply #

and their paintings are just soooo magic. glad I read this today. feeling happy 🙂


by thea on January 23, 2010 at 1:09 am. Reply #

What an amazing class – I love the look of concentration kids get – so well caught here :o)

by Carmen on January 23, 2010 at 10:18 am. Reply #