Third graders learned about Chinese dragons through a Power Point presentation in art class. They learned that today, we know that magical dragons exist only in imagination and myth. They are mythical creatures. But in ancient China, the people firmly believed that dragons were real and powerful. The dragon was the sign of the emperors. Legend says that there were 5 different type of Chinese dragons: Wood, Fire, Earth, Water, and Metal.
Third graders were working on their effort and craftsmanship for this art project. Students started out by using yarn to make the dragon’s body. Then, they used colored pencils to add a head and tail, and patterns around the string for the body. They reviewed that a pattern must repeat itself in order for it to be a pattern.
Students took their time in creating a simple, yet neat and detailed Chinese Dragon.