2nd grade students made Cats in Hats. No, not that Cat in the Hat, but inspired by him. For a fun one-class period project near Dr.Seuss' birthday, I pulled out some calendar and magazine pictures of cats for the students to choose from. They carefully trimmed their cats using good craftsmanship (<---one of my favorite words) then used scrap papers and construction paper crayons to complete the scene.
Before beginning, we brainstormed different kinds of hats and reasons people wear hats.
- They like how it looks (fashion)
- Part of a uniform (sports, military, crown, etc.)
- Support a cause/show interest (their favorite team, organizations, political campaigns)
- For protection (from the sun, helmets)
- To celebrate (party hats!)
The students could pick any kind of hat or reason they wanted their cat to wear it. They could use regular construction paper scraps or papers left from the 1st graders' balloon project.
|Cat the cowboy|
|There was some big story here about a party with fireworks.|
I saw this pin 24 weeks ago according to Pinterest and made a note to myself
"I love this idea for Dr.Seuss's birthday- draw a DIFFERENT cat in a hat!"
I may do this again next year with 2 class periods and paint. The students had lots of fun and I was cracking up at their artwork. There were some pretty creative cats in hats!