With the recent cold streak coming through Minnesota, our school had two unscheduled days off due to weather. This becomes a nightmare for keeping the classes on the same pace; NOT ANYMORE! This is a great one day project for kids to learn the importance of movement, proportions and motor skills (cutting, gluing) This also is easy enough for a sub plan if you have paper scraps or cut construction paper.
As a class, we looked at the work of Keith Haring
Haring shows movement with his figures while also showing human proportions.
Students stood around the room and paused in a way that would look like they were moving, they looked at each other and came up with a few poses for their Haring style characters to be doing.
Students drew a stick person posing in a way that shows motion, then outlined the body to make them show up better on the construction paper.
Students cut out the figure and glued them down on two separate colors, they tried to choose colors that would make them pop out against the background.
Students added movement lines to make it look like their figure was dancing, running, jumping, and flailing their limbs!