SOME GRADE 1 TUX PAINT IDEAS:
-Find all the stamps that have a ch sound or sh, etc... Could also look for all the stamps that start with a given letter.
-Create story maps.
-Read Sue Williams “I went walking” then do a page where kids type in “I went walking. What did you see? I saw (draw what they saw) looking at me. This type of activity can be done for a variety of stories.
-Read Pat Hutchins “What Game Shall We Play?” and then write a story by filling the animals and objects with stamps instead of writing the word. Then make a “Helper Sheet” (key) to show what the stamps stand for:
-Have students do an “About Myself” page: type a page of information about yourself and then illustrate it with stamps.
-Illustrate a poem (ex. October-5 Little Pumpkins, have students each draw a page for a line.)
-Have students type up and illustrate a story that they wrote and share them with another class.
-Have students research canadian animals and each create a page about their animal. Print out the pages and create a class animal book.
-Do a class book about “How We Took Care of our Plants”.
-Create books of the lifecycle of animals.
-Read a book about what they are studying and have students illustrate the facts. Then you can create a class book. (ex. Plants that Never Bloom).
-If you study whales in class have students draw the different types of whales and label them. Then create books about the types of whales.
-Have students create a drawing of themselves and their family.
-Students can create a book about their family.
-Counting: draw a shape to go with the theme that you are studying in class and have students decorate it with the appropriate number of stamps.
- Have students draw a picture and decorate it with 100 stamps.
- Have students sort stamps into 10 groups of 10 and make a 100 page.
- Draw a shape and copy it 100 times.
-Copy and paste to create simple patterns or complete a pattern that a partner has made.
-Create pictographs using the stamps:
-Shapes: Create a circle, square, rectangle and triangle and type the name of the shape underneath it, then place stamps that are that shape inside of it.
-Do an “I know it’s Autumn when…” page. Type or stamp that sentence at the top then draw a picture of Autumn leaves falling from the trees or of things that you do in the fall.
-Create and decorate Pysanky eggs in Kid Pix.