This lesson just happened to at the right time during the Winter Olympics, which was really a lucky coincidence. Nonetheless fun! As part of the Art Curriculum 2nd graders are to study architecture so I decided to look at that of Russia, in particular St. Basil's Cathedral.
I love showing them the building all the oooohs and ahhhs, and then to find out it's a real building--students just think it is too cool!
We drew the buildings all together with pencil, students then used sharpie to create patterns. Students then filled the background with circles and used crayons to color in. Students worked independently on choosing their patterns and color choices. This lesson took 2.5-3 classes to finish.