Thursday, January 16, 2014

What Would Make You Roar? 1st Grade Oil Pastel Lions Talk

Oil Pastels, Music, and iPads make for a very fun art project!

This project was inspired by Susan Tiedemann from Brunswick Acres School in New Jersey.  Thanks for your inspiration!

1st grade students were learning about the difference between geometric and organic shapes. We discussed where on a lion's face could we use both types of shapes then student began to draw their lions with oil pastels.

We even enjoyed listening to Katy Perry's "Roar" while we worked. That made it even better!

When our lions were finished we were not quite done. We talked about what would make us roar. Would we roar when we were feeing happy, sad, mad, silly?

Using the iPad app Morfo students were able to bring their lions to life.

I combined each child's lion into a class video using the iMovie app. Here's the finished work -


  1. This is truly beautiful. I love the children's artwork and what you did with it. Wish I had an iphone or ipad just to download that app!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Was this all done in iMovie? Do you have the directions for it! I really loved what you created! Could you post the directions, please?

    1. The first part was done using the app Morfo. Then I put them together using iMovie.