Snowy Day Collages

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In first grade we celebrate the New Year’s snow by reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  In his picture book, illustrator Mr. Keats uses basic, colorful shapes to create his collages.  First graders first create a quilt-like pattern for the ground using bright colored squares.  Second, they sponge paint white over the colors so the snow has a colorful glow like the book’s illustrations.  Snowflakes are created by stamping the edge of a piece of cardboard.  Last, simple, bright colored shapes are used to collage people involved in fun, snowy day activities.

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