Have you ever seen this book?
There are several of these books and when I saw this book at the bookstore I immediately sat done and read through it. (Yes, in the children's section...I'm the type that doesn't look for a chair, the floor will do as I'm perusing the shelves). I had many laugh out loud moments while flipping through the pages, and I'm pretty sure the 7 year old boy next to me thought I had some serious problems. But any who, this book gives us a different side on how the dinosaurs became extinct. Ultimately, the dinosaurs kept stealing the cavemen's undies so there was a massive war that wiped those stealing dinos out. Yeah totally silly, but awesome. I just had to do a project about it and let me tell you talking about underpants with 1st graders was so funny, I'd suggest trying it if you haven't. After they got over the fact that we were talking about underwear, we started in on this fun project.
To start the project we painted massive amounts of beautiful painted paper, this also gave us a wonderful opportunity to explore texture with out texture tools.
As the focus wasn't on the actual drawing of the dinosaur, I gave 1st graders the choice between a Triceratops and T-Rex stencil to use. To make our underpants 1st graders used funkified colors and PATTERNS.