Brown Bear Art in Eric Carle Style

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
Here is an art activity to go along with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? a book we've been using in class to go with our 5 Senses theme.
Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
Last month my students covered a large white sheet of paper using two shades of brown paint. They proceeded to move the paint around using a variety of textured items. The sheets ended up like this:

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
Templates were traced onto the back of the paper: 2 hind legs, 2 front legs, a body, and a head.

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
Students cut out the pieces and arranged them to create brown bear.

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

They added some grass to the bottom of a sheet of paper

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
and glued their bears onto the new page
Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

Using pastels, they added some details- eyes and a nose. They used extra scraps of the brown painted paper to make the bear's ears and tail.
Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

Here are some of their creations

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

(some pictures are before the ears & tails were added, and some after)
Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade

Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
 Bulletin board display:
Art activities to go with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the style of Eric Carle for Kindergarten and First Grade
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2 comments

  1. Did you have particular templates for the bears body parts? I loved this activity and have tried to recreate with my special needs students. Maybe not so successful first time around but we will get better.

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  2. The outlines were pre-drawn onto the paper, so that the students just had to cut along the lines. {This activity was led by a classroom volunteer parent, so I'm not sure if she had used a template for the outlines or if she just drew it all free-hand}.

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