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Kindergarten – Expressive Hot Air Balloons!

Kindergarten – Expressive Hot Air Balloons!

This is a new favorite project of mine! I found an image of a beautiful watercolor hot air balloon on Pinterest by Betsey McLawhorn. ย It was so very inspiring, I turned it into a kindergarten project!



We started by painting a paper with tempera cakes.

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I pre-traced the top of the hot air ballon. ย They traced themselves with sharpie and drew their own seams after a demonstration.

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After cutting and gluing the balloon on a white background, we drew baskets with people. ย Then we discussed perspective… near and far… how scale changes. ย They added their own details on the ground…. so cute! ย I love this kind of lesson, it is a big creative confidence builder!


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A funny observation… These two were created by girls….


And these two were created by boys….. Hahahahaha….. gross motor even in their drawings!



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