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Colorful Cows



Materials:

cow shapes cut out from white construction paper
markers and crayons



Instructions:

* Place the paper cow shapes, markers, and crayons in the art center.
What to Do
1. Ask the children to identify the shape of their papers. Ask if any of the children
have seen a real cow before. What color was it?
2. Ask the children to identify the colors of the crayons and markers.
3. Suggest that the children draw faces and other features on their cows. They
can draw spots and patches if they like.
4. Have the children color their cows. Encourage the children to use a variety
of colors.
Teacher - to - Teacher Tip
* Cover a bulletin board in your classroom with green cloth or butcher paper.
Add a red paper barn to create a farm scene. Once the children's colorful
cows are complete, arrange them in the "pasture" for the children and
families to enjoy.
Poem
Colorful Cows by Laura Wynkoop
I've never seen a yellow cow, I think it would be neat to see
Or one that's green or blue. A purple cow say, "Moo."
Assessment
Consider the following:
* Can the children name the colors they used in their pictures?
* Can the children identify the shape of their paper? Can they find other cows
in the room?
Book: Learn Every Day About Animals
Center: Art
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Small Group

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