First graders read the story THE MITTEN by Jan Brett. I had traced all the mitten shapes ahead of time for the students. We discussed what collage and overlapping means.Students used a wide assortment of patterned paper to cut out into shapes and then glue them to their mitten. They had to make sure to OVERLAP their papers so we couldn't see much of the background. We also added some felt leaves and berries, and the students practiced their bow tying skills to tie their mittens together.
(This lesson was found on Artsonia)