Third grade students just finished a lesson inspired by the book" The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush" by Tomie dePaola.
My students had to draw at least three Native American figures on their paper focusing on the back of the head, hair and body. We talked about patterns, repetition and warm colors. We used tempera paint to create the background focusing on patterns. Once completed and dried we mounted are paintings on construction paper and added some extra details like yarn. Below you will find a few examples.