Art Lesson: Polar Bear and Penguins

IMG_6086The polar bear or the sea/ice bear are the world’s largest land predators.  They can be found in the Arctic, the U.S. (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), and Norway.

Polar bears are marine mammals, and spend much of their time on Arctic sea ice. Many adaptations make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy habitats.

Their fur is thicker than any other bears’ and covers even their feet for warmth and traction on ice. A thick layer of blubber beneath their fur provides insulation. The long neck and narrow skull of the polar bear probably aid in streamlining the animal in the water and their front feet are large, flat and oar-like, making them excellent swimmers.

This video is just too cute. I had to include it.

In this lesson we learned how to use chalk Pastel. Chalk is not a easy medium to use, but was This was fun for the kids!

We read the book I love you with all my Heart. Such a darling book! In the book there is a baby Polar bear and he is coming out of the icy water after catching a yummy fish. This is the page we decided to draw from. Here are a few of the children’s drawings!

Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 4 year old

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Drawn by a 5 year old

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 Drawn by a 6 year old

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Drawn by a 6 year old

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Drawn by a 7 year old

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Drawn by a 8 year old

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Drawn by an 8 year old

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Drawn by an 8 year old

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The kids each took home a penguin ornament for their Christmas tree. I think we all had fun learning how to use Chalk Pastel!
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