A great way to empower students to become independent artist, improve visual discrimination, and increase geometric knowledge is to make shape people! We have been studying geometric shapes in math. To make our studies authentic, we drew ourselves using shapes in our Journals. I love using composition notebooks that can easily have a sheet attached with a glue stick to make a permanent worksheet saved in a "journal."
The Instructions: Draw a Person
Draw a circle head.
Draw a square body.
Draw rectangle arms and rectangle legs.
Draw oval shoes, an oval nose and oval ears.
Draw circle hands and circle eyes.
Draw a mouth, and add hair!
A few days later, we transferred our geometric -people -drawing -skills to a construct model of ourselves.
Remember the people we made yesterday using shapes? Today we are going to make us using those same shapes! Remind students the directions as listed above. Encourage students to tear the construction paper to make hair; tearing paper builds hand muscles.