The first graders did chickens for their Rodeo Art project. First they painted two sheets of paper with tempra paint, one yellow and the other red/brown. Then we read Blue Chicken, then Chicken Big. We talked about the characters in the story, specifically about the chickens and their parts. After discussing and agreeing that they all had a body, a beak, wings, and legs, I drew the shapes of each item on the whiteboard.
The first graders then used their scissors to cut out the shapes they saw on the whiteboard. They then assembled their chickens. They all looked so amazingly different!
Lastly, they glued the chicken into its new home.