Tag Archives: collage

Giant Torn-Paper Mosaic Map of Israel

tearing paper, kibbutzing

tearing paper, kibbutzing

First Grade needed an “Israel project” for Yom Ha’atzmaut this year, and as usual, it had to fit into a 30 minute class period.  So, we made a six-foot torn-paper mosaic map of Israel.  The map was a busy, hands-on work to introduce—in a nutshell—the shape, location, major cities, topography and neighbors of the state of Israel. Continue reading

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Collage

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Collage1

11 x 17 mounted on large construction paper

Simms Taback’s marvelous Joseph Had a Little Overcoat is easily one of PJ Library’s smartest picks.  It’s a Caldecott and Sidney Taylor Book Award-winner and an all-around delight.  I’ll assume you know about Joseph if you’ve found this post, and that you are looking for a related activity for young children.  There are plenty (see links below), and you could spend days exploring this book and the oodles of enrichment ideas.  Joseph is cover to cover Yiddishkeit, for sure.  But, what if you need a 25 minute lesson plan for Sunday School art class?  Just a quick collage project?  That’s what I needed  but couldn’t find.   Continue reading