While studying children’s author, Mo Willems, we did a neat art activity to correlate with the artwork in his Trixie series.
In a previous post, I wrote about the Pigeon books my class made in the style of Mo Willems.
Mo Willems illustrates the Knuffle Bunny series using a combination of black & white photography (for backgrounds) with illustrations of the people and other objects.
For this art project, I took a photograph of the front of our school, then printed it on cardstock in grayscale. The children drew pictures of themselves and a friend on another piece of paper (we used white construction paper), cut around the people, and glued them onto the black & white photograph. At the time I took the photograph, the flag had been taken down from the flagpole for the day. One of the children noticed this and came up with the idea to draw and glue on a flag for the flag pole. The result was striking and made a great display in our hallway.
This one actually goes very well with Knuffle Bunny Too, because in that book, Trixie goes to Pre-K, and the illustrations show drawings of Trixie with black & white photos of her school.