I Feel a Foot

We shared a gorgeous picture book in class today which inspired some beautiful art. I Feel a Foot is written by Maranke Rinck and illustrated by Martijn van der Linden.

Turtle, Bat, Octopus, Bird and Goat awake in the dark of night to a sound. Each one goes exploring and runs into some kind of creature. Turtle thinks it is a humungous turtle because he feels what seems to be a turtle leg. Bird thinks he feels a beak. It must be a huge bird! Octopus thinks he feels a large tentacle. The creature is an octopus (super sized). In the end it turns out that each animal felt just one body part and that the animal is actually . . .  Do you think you can guess?

We were inspired by the bright colours in the illustrations to make our own turtles and birds.

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We used oil pastels, coloured construction paper and tried to create interesting patterns and outlines around our animals.

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We then cut out around the outside of  our creations.  Ms. Gelson and Miriam glued them onto black construction paper and they are posted on a bulletin board in our classroom! Come in and take a peek!

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We love the expressive eyes and smiles on these turtles!

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The great thing about this project? Everyone finished an animal! And . . . all of our work was displayed together. Posted together, the effect is all the more striking!

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Every picture is so unique!

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