This is a great lesson for the 1st and 2nd grade students. We learn many important art techniques while drawing our hand trees!! The first step is to use a black crayon to TRACE our hand and add the GROUNDLINE as well as any other things the student might want to add to their tree (tree house, swing, ladder, flowers, leaves, owls etc.). When students are finished with the black crayon, we use colored crayons to add color to our trees, making sure that they cover the whole paper and always remember that the sky goes all the way down to the groundline (not just at the top of the paper!!).
VOCABULARY: TRACE, GROUNDLINE, COLOR, AND OUTLINE