First graders completed their watercolor resist castles. We started out by looking at photos of real castles, focusing on the roofline, moat, towers, and drawbridge. I modeled a castle drawing. Students were free to draw along with me or create their own castles. We started with pencil, then outlined in black crayon. Kids colored the castle with crayons. They had the option of using white crayons to make swirls or stars in the sky above their castles. We then painted using watercolors. Here are the results:
Does anyone have suggestions for fairy tale or other literature as a wrap up to this unit?