Materials: Photos/books about tigers (first grade level); 6x9 white paper; Surprise! by Henri Rousseau; black crayon/oil pastel, orange tempera cake paint; green liquid tempera; leaf-shaped sponges; construction paper crayons; newspsper; 9x12 green paper; Tiger/henri Rousseau coloring pages
- Show the painting "Surprise" by Henri Rousseau to first graders.
- Ask students if the tiger looks like a photograph. Is it important to make the tiger look real? Tell how Henri Rousseau had never been to a jungle and used his imagination to draw his jungles.
- Show real photos of tigers and tell students they can be as big as a car!
- Have students draw tiger with pencil first on 6x9 white paper. Touch 3 sides of the paper.
- Go over pencil lines and draw stripes with black crayon or oil pastel.
- Have students go to an orange paint station to paint tigers.
- Place on drying rack and get Henri Rousseau coloring page.
- Students will make jungles for the tiger!
- Cut out tigers.
- Glue on 9x12 green paper.
- draw horizion line behind the tiger with black crayon.
- With black crayon draw 4 trees in the background and big leaves in the foreground.
- Color with construction paper crayon. (sky, trees, grass, leaves)
- Students can draw other jungle animals hiding in the leaves too.
- Go to green paint station and stamp leaves in the foreground.