My 1st grade students did not have art last year as Kindergarten so we are making up for lost time this year. I knew the kids could identify and create some of the basic shapes so I was trying to make this lesson a little more exciting. What better way then getting TOTALLY messy! These kids were in their glory as they were creating shapes and getting totally messy.
Side note; This was the perfect lesson to do right before conferences because the table were pretty darn clean for all the visitors. The kids not only scrub off all the 'art' on the table as they are playing with the shaving cream, they clean the table over and over, class after class.