Kids Share Newtown Totems met in the school’s cafeteria for four afternoons of creative fun!
After the introductions and nutritious snacktime, John Lee, board president shared a powerpoint presentation about North American totems, culture and meanings.
Next, children picked out his/her zodiac, totem creature templates based on his/her birthday month and day. Kristina and volunteers instructed the children how to trace and recreate his/her design. Lastly children gave his/her totems new names for example: Huggie Bear and Awesome Wolf .
During snacktime Kristina explained carefully how to begin paper art painting. Children were carefully instructed in using acrylic house paint to create his/her designs. They participated in choosing colors to mix and were encourage to participate in printmaking with a friend. Kristina called this exercise, give your friend a hug. Each child created 5-10 designs which were shared the following day while making paper art illustrations.
Please see the slideshow below for a creative visual.