Paper art landforms activity – K-2nd Grade Science
Creating - Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Connecting – Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Show students pictures of different landforms including but not limited to mountains, hills, islands, deserts, valleys, glaciers, cliffs, plateaus, and plains. Talk about the different characteristics and what they might see on, in, or around each landform.
Students then get to pick the different landforms that they want to create using different shades, textures, and types of paper. Show them the different ways they can tear, cut, layer, or position the papers. Students can place details or characteristics of the landforms that they are trying to make. Remind them to be creative, to make it their own, and let them create art.
As they are working, the teacher will play music mimicking different sounds they might hear in different landforms to inspire them.