This lesson has a little bit for everyone. It starts with a fun story and moves into fashion design and figure drawing. Then, it becomes a watercolor landscape lesson with some astronomy mixed in. Finally, it introduces the idea of the Myriorama, which is a great way to have all the finished pieces look unified if you hang them out in the hall side by side.
On the first day, I wear my red hunting cap and show the class my example. Then we sit down and read Froggy Gets Dressed. I usually do this lesson with younger students, but this year I did it with 3rd and 4th grade and they still loved reading the book. You can have a lot of fun with this book. I’ve seen people use flannel board manipulatives that show Froggy in various stages of dress. I have the students yell out Froggy’s “Wha-a-a-t?” after I read the part of the mother calling his name. They love it! Even the older kids.
Next I show the kids some examples of winter fashion and winter sports apparel.
Then we used paper mannequins to create winter outfits.