Art : Art / Creative Thinking

What Can We Do With Ten Black Dots?
Heather Hess, Chicago, IL
Grade Level: K/1 Special Ed.

Following our reading of "Ten Black Dots", students were each given ten black circles cut from construction paper. They were instructed to reflect on the book and the different creations of dots to develop their own portrait. The students tapped into their creativity and came up with very clever and adorable portraits, including watermelon, a cookie, a police badge, people waiting for the bus (lower left hand corner), and an aerial view people swimmining in a pool (lower right hand corner). This activity was a great art/literature connection, and helped reinforce the concept of "ten".

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