I used to avoid them because they tend to be messy, but this year we've used them a fair bit and I'm starting to LOVE them.
The colours are just so vibrant and the pastels themselves are so soft and easy to work with.
I read my class this gorgeous book called Happy. I blogged about it earlier and suggested a couple of activities to be done with the book (you can find that post here).
After we read and talked about Happy, I had the kids turn and face each other. We remembered the different emotion words together as a class and I asked the kids to demonstrate that feeling with their faces only. They did a great job and had lots fun with it. There were tons of giggles:)
Everyone received a piece of black construction paper and some pastels and went to work creating their fish.
I walked around and asked which emotion their fish would be expressing and printed the word in pencil on their sheets.
And here's what they came up with! I just love them:)
Happy Sunday, friends!