Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo Art Lessons
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson was story of choice by my daughters for many years when the were little. I am so well versed in the story I can recite on demand.
So, when the book became a recommended book for the curriculum I was over the moon. There are so many different art activities you could do (my natural found object art session can easily be adapted to suit the Gruffalo topic) but below are the ones we had time to complete in the short term we had.
Chocolate Salt Dough Gruffalo Models
The children used chocolate salt dough (recipe found on Pinterest) along with lentils, seeds and dried pasta to create their own Gruffalo models. These were on display in the school for a long time before needing to be removed.
Gruffalo Character Soft Pastel Pictures
This was the first time the year 1 & 2 classes had been exposed to soft pastels and their properties - which is the same as chalks. Some of the children experimented with blending and others used them just like crayons. Either way the children created some great pictures.