The littlest artists in our school first went out side and looked at the mosaic that the Art Club and I made a few years back.
And I explained that mosaics were made of a bunch of little pieces of material that all together made a much bigger picture. We looked at several different examples on the computer as well. Very insightful observations with the comments comparing mosaics to puzzles!
Then they got to work!
For the kindergarteners, I pre-drew their letters of their first name, and gave them strips of paper to cut.
So this lesson also included a glue lesson, how to use the scissors correctly, a lesson on shapes, and then once they got to gluing down their paper squares, visual spatial sense, and problem solving (what should you do if the square you cut is too big to fit in the space).
Check out these beauties!
You rock little artists!