textured hermit crabs
In Kindergarten we started by reading the book A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle, and while reading the book pointing out implied textures (textures you can see). They then cut brown paper into squares and rectangles and overlapped at the bottom of a blue piece of paper for sand, then then added dots to the sand with oil pastels. The next step was to stamp blue circles onto the top part of the background for some added texture. They traced their hand on red paper and cut it out for the hermit crab body, and then drew a spiral of any size and two small circled with colored black circled in the middle and cut them out. Then then put their hermit crab together. They added texture to their hermit crab with texture rubbing plates and crayons, cut seaweed and glued it to the background. The last step was to add texture and cut out three different ocean creatures/items to their hermit crab just like the hermit crab in the book. In my opinion these hermit crabs have lots of personality!