Food Art with Fruit Mandalas

24 agosto de 2016

By Trista Whitehurst Peixoto

This past week first grade has begun their new projects for the second semester. As we are starting anew, I thought it would be great to take a moment and reflect on some of the exciting things that we did last semester.

Frist grade took on the project, Science through Senses, at the beginning of 2016. Throughout the project, we learned about our bodies and senses through: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. We also discovered the world of Kandinsky and abstract art in combination with symmetry through mathematics.

All of this collided together through our adventure with fruit art. We were able to combine what we learned about smell, through the sweet, spicy and fresh smells of our fruit display. We were able to explore touch through the bumpy, smooth and sticky textures. We saw the bright, colorful shades of the many different fruits including, grapes, oranges, kiwis and strawberries. Lastly, we were able to remember and learn the names of their sour, bitter and sweet flavors. Taking us on a complete journey of our senses.

When executing the art, children were able to practice symmetry while laying out their self-made fruit mandalas. We were able to review the shapes, and colors that Kandinsky frequently used in his art. The result was a fun-filled adventure through the exploration of food, science, math and art, all combined into one!









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