Our 1st grade students had the opportunity to have an enrichment program come in last week called WingMasters. This is a program that brings birds of prey, primarily owls into elementary schools to introduce them to the kids and discuss interesting facts about the birds. This program has been around for a number of years. My daughter, who is a junior in high school still remembers WingMasters visit when she was a kindergartner many years ago.
I found a really interesting owl painting project that works with basic shape recognition in observational painting, the technique of developing an underpainting and working with various paint colors and applications to create texture.
The kids really loved this project.