stories: anansi the spider


Exif_JPEG_PICTURECreated much like my Baba Yaga collage, this work of art was made by a Year 2 class using similar techniques.  This time, the children were illustrating a scene from the story of Anansi at the Pool.

1215881The children prepared collage papers by painting onto large rolls of plain paper using brushes and mark making tools.  Each table of children was responsible for creating a different part of the scenery, such as tree bark or starry sky.

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREOnce these papers were dry, I cut them out and attached them to a display board to create the backdrop of the piece. I then took out groups of children to help me cut out and attach tree trunks, leaves and coconuts!

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREIn another lesson, the class painted characters from the story and we cut them out and attached them (working in small, manageable groups again).

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREFinally, children created their own 3D versions of Anansi by painting boxes black and attaching zig zag legs from strips of black sugar paper.

In a literacy lesson, each child had written an acrostic poem to describe Anansi’s character. These were written onto black paper using white pencil crayon and attached to the backs of our 3D spiders before they were stapled around the border of our display.